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Harold Edward BINDOFF

Regimental number2115
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLoco fireman
AddressGlenoyd, 17 Windsor Road, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Bindoff, Glenoyd, 17 Windsor Road, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in St George's Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date19 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Admitted to 141st Field Ambulance, 29 July 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 10 August 1916; rejoined 19th Bn, in the field, 12 August 1916.

Wounded in action, remained at duty, 26 August 1916 (shell shock).

Temporarily attached to 2nd Canadian Tunnelling Company, 18 September 1916; rejoined Bn, 24 October 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 November 1916 (trench feet), and transferred to Corps Rest Station.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Main Dressing Station, 19 November 1916 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 23 November 1916; discharged to Base Details, 20 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 April 1917; total periof of treatment for venereal disease: 63 days.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 June 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 August 1917 (tonsillitis), and transferred to 58th Scottish General Hospital, St Omer; discharged to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 13 August 1917; transferred to 10th Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 21 August 1917; to 25th General Hospital, Boulogne, 31 August 1917 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 7th Convalescent Depot, 30 September 1917 (influenza); discharged to Rest Camp, 6 October 1917.

Transferred to 10th Broade Guage Railway Operating Company, 22 December 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 27 July 1918, on charge of when on Active Service (1) neglecting to obey Routine Order 3876 in that he was in a public brothel at Dunkirk, 16 July 1917; (2) drunkenness, in that he was drunk at Dunkirk, 16 July 1918; pleaded guilty; found guilty; awarded forfeiture of 56 days' pay.

On leave to Paris, 1 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 21 February 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 13 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 9 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 May 1955
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BINDOFF Harold Edward

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