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Raymond Leslie BILLS

Regimental numberl00
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStockman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Bills, Sunnyside, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember of the Laura Rifle Club.
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps
FateReturned to Australia 28 December 1917
Discharge date14 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 593 Pte Irvine Maynard BILLS, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 16 May 1915. Wounded in action, 12 August 1915 (bomb, back); evacuated to Imbros, 22 August 1915; to Mudros, 27 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 10 January 1916.

Attached to Imperial Camel Corps, 9 July 1916.

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 31 March 1917 (boils); discharged to duty, 8 April 1917.

Transferred to 3rd Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Brigade, 20 August 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 19 October 1917 (scabies); discharged to AIF Headquarters, Abbassia, 28 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Tafua' from Suez, 28 December 1917; disembarked, 30 January 1918; discharged at own request (family reasons), 14 February 1918.

Total war service: 3 years 154 days (of which 2 years 364 days were abroad).

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

Date of death18 November 1977
SourcesNAA: B2455, BILLS Raymond Leslie

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