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Hubert Curtis RICE

Regimental number4211
Date of birth4 March 1886
Place of birthHolt, Norfolk, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, H K Rice, Holt, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Royal Engineers, 1899-1901.
Enlistment date11 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateDied of wounds 10 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBapaume Australian Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Kate RICE, Manor House, Brinton, Melton Constable, Norfolk, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 14 September 1915.

Joined 1st Field Ambulance, Mudros, 23 September 1915.

Admitted to No 3 General Hospital, Mudros, 18 October 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Lowland Convalescent Depot, Mudros, 13 November 1915; to England, 23 November 1915, and admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 4 December 1915.

Found guilty, 15 February 1916, of being absent without leave for 4 days: awarded 144 hours' detention, and forfeited 4 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1916; taken on strength, 1st Field Ambulance, in the field, 1 August 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Field Company Engineers, 27 September 1916.

Transferred to 1st Field Ambulance, 30 September 1916.

Wounded in action, 9 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right side and chest), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 April 1917.

Died of wounds, 10 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICE Hubert Curtis

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