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Elisha Nicholas SEMMENS

Regimental number2021
Place of birthParklands, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRobsart Street, Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Elishza Semmens, Robsart Street, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 October 1918
Discharge date28 April 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918; absentee from it in Durban; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon', 5 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 28 April 1919.

Cause of death: accident
Date of death2 August 1926
Age at death40
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SEMMENS Elisha Nicholas

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