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Herbert John READ

Regimental number1846
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elinor Eliza Read, 329 Barnard Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 12 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death30 October 1933
Age at death45
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, READ Herbert John

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