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Raymond John BLOODWORTH

Regimental number1210
Place of birthCoonamble, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Coonamble, NSW
Other trainingPrivate tutors
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Address58 Upper Pitt Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Father, John Andrew Bloodworth, 58 Upper Pitt Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service18 months, 41st and 42nd Infantry
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 28 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 30 November 1917
Place of death or woundingJerusalem nr Jaffa, Palestine
Date of death29 November 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem War Memorial Cemetery, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Andrew and Ellen BLOODWORTH, 56 Willoughby Street, Milson's Point, New South Wales. Native of Coonamble, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Anzac Cove, 14 November 1915.

Disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt, 25 December 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Cairo, 22 February 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, 3 March 1916 (mumps); to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, 12 March 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, 4 April 1916: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 43 days; marched into Overseas Base, Zeitoun, 5 April 1916.

Sick to Hospital, 8 April 1916 (venereal disease); admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, 9 April 1916; discharged to Dermatological Quarantine Details, 28 April 1916: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 21 days.

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 10 May 1916.

Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 22 July 1916; taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 23 July 1916.

Found guilty, 22 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 10.00 pm, 17 November, to 11.30 am, 18 November 1916: awarded 48 hours Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 2 days’ pay.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Rafa, 25 March 1917 (contused wound, right foot); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 26 March 1917; to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 26 March 1917; discharged to duty, 1 April 1917.

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 1 April 1917.

To School of Instruction, Moascar, 6 May 1917; undertook Gunner course; rejoined unit, 16 May 1917.

Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 20 May 1917; taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 25 May 1917.

Killed in action, Wadi Hanein, 29 November 1917 (during a raid, body not recovered. Presumably buried by the Turks).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 November 1917
Place of burialBody not recovered
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLOODWORTH Raymond John

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