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Verney Walter BINNS

Regimental number3040
Place of birthPetersburg, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMarine Terrace, Geraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Ireland, Marine Terrace, Geraldton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date5 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 18 January 1916; admitted to hospital, 16 February 1916 (gonorrhoea); discharged from hospital, 11 March 1916; transferred to Australian Cyclist Corp, 2nd Australian Division, 14 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916; taken on strength of 1st Anzac Cyclist Bn, France, 12 May 1916; taken on strength of reorganized 1st Anzac Cyclist Bn, 9 July 1916.

Admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, France, 18 July 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to Base Details from 39th General Hospital, 18 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 29 October 1917.

Admitted to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 November 1917 (scabies); marched out to unit from hospital, 12 November 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 January 1918; discharged to duty, 20 March 1918.

Taken on strength of 28th Bn, 22 March 1918; admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 April 1918; marched out to unit, 9 April 1918.

Departed on leave to England, 10 October 1918; returned from leave, 28 October 1918.

Found guilty, 20 November 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from 8.30 pm, 17 November 1918, to 5.30 pm, 19 November 1918: awarded 2 days? Field Punishment No 2; admonished by Major A Brown, 20 November 1918.

Departed on leave, 25 January 1919; returned from leave, 12 February 1919; marched out to England, 25 March 1919; admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 12 May 1919; discharged to duty, 21 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Takada?, 18 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 August 1919, discharged Adelaide, 5 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BINNS Verney Walter

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