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Anastasi REBEA

Regimental number897
Place of birthKogana, Greece
ReligionOrthodox
OccupationCook
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helena Rebea, Kogaga, Macedonia, Greece
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date21 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Ismailia, 9 March 1916, of being absent without leave from Reveille, 6 March, to 1600, 8 March 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 22 March 1916.

Found guilty, 9 November 1916, of being absent without leave from Tattoo, 30 October, to 1500, 6 November 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 1, and forfeited 14 days' pay.

On leave to England, 13 January 1917; returned from leave, 28 January 1917, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre (not yet diagnosed); discharged to No 4 Convalescent Depot, 3 March 1917 (abscess, groin); to Base Depot, Havre, 16 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, France, 19 March 1917.

On leave to England, 20 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, Belgium, 8 October 1917.

On leave to Paris, 4 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 12 January 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 March 1918 (orchitis), and transferred to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and then to New Zealand Stationary Hospital; to Ambulance Train No 19, 6 March 1918, and admitted to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 7 March 1918 (orchitis, non-venereal); to 5th Reception Camp, 11 April 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 21 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 May 1918.

Found guilty, 19 August 1918, of when on Active Service being absent without leave from 8 am, 2 August, until surrendering himself at St Martin's Camp, noon, 18 August 1918: awarded 28 days' forfeiture of pay; total forfeiture: 37 days' pay.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 August 1918 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Stationary Hospital, 21 August 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 25 May 1918; discharged to unit, 8 November 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 82 days.

Detached to 7th Brigade Headquarters, 22 December 1918; rejoined Bn, 12 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 20 January 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, 21 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 5 May 1919 (scabies); discharged to duty, 10 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 21 July 1919.

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

Died at the Consumptives' Home, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia. Cause of death: tuberculosis.
Date of death30 July 1926
Age at death41
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 9 East, Grave 4), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, REBEA Anastasi

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