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Hubert Douglas BILLINGS

Regimental number14
Place of birthAvenel, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEsplanade Avenue, Brighton Beach, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs M Billings, Esplanade Avenue, Brighton Beach, Victoria
Previous military service21st Signal Troop Army Engineers
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 20 October 1914.

Embarked from Egypt for Gallipoli, 9 May 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli; disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Corporal, 17 September 1916.

Transferred to Australian Flying Corps, 28 October 1916.

Embarked for England from Alexandria, 13 January 1917; disembarked Southampton, 30 January 1917. Attached to 83rd Squadron, 9 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 July 1917; transferred to 69th Squadron, AFC, 15 November 1917.

Transferred to England, 19 August 1918; attached to 6th Training Squadron, 22 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Hacking', 3 December 1918; disembarked, 27 January 1919; discharged, 28 March 1919.

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

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