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Regimental number1942
Date of birth29 July 1895
Place of birthParmaroo, South Australia
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 5"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinFather, William James Naish, Parmaroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPetersburg, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date2 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 2 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S86178.
SourcesNAA: B2455, NAISH Alick

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