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Francis BIBLE

Regimental number2199
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlasterer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 5.75"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Bible, Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the Border Regiment, British Army.
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date24 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 25 June 1915; taken on strength of Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 5 August 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 2 September 1915 (diarrhoea); to Hospital Ship, HS 'Salta', 5 September 1915 (dysentery); admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 9 September 1915; transferred to England, 23 September 1915; admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, England, 4 October 1915.

Found guilty, 7 April 1916, of being absent without leave from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 April 1916: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', from Portland, 8 May 1916; disembarked Perth, 19 June 1916; discharged, 24 July 1916 (medically unfit: debility and shell shock).

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

All medals returned, 30 September 1924.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIBLE Francis

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