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Henry Deering MOSSENTON

Regimental number2635
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, South Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingForeman of the Carrum Fire Brigade.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressCarrum, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinN Bell, Main Drain Road, Carrum, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death29.11
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Nellie BELL (formerly MOSSENTON), of Holmsdale, Lamellah Street, Caulfield, Victoria, and the late Charles James MOSSENTON. Native of South Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, South Rail Head, 7 May 1916 (septic finger); discharged to unit, 12 May 1917.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOSSENTON Henry Deering

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