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Eugene READ

Regimental number28351
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressThe Grange, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Read, Gnarwarre, via Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Discharge date22 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 22 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 22 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 April 1935
Age at death45
Place of burialGilgandra Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, READ Eugene

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