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Hubert Henry SEWELL

Regimental number6642
Place of birthBeverley, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDulbelling, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.75"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, H E Sewell, Dangin via York, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 December 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Discharge date28 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5197 Pte Ernest Edmund SEWELL, 11th Bn, killed in action, 27 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 28 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 28 March 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 30 April 1917 (mumps); discharged to duty, 18 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 September 1917; taken on strength, 28th Bn, in the field, 5 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 October 1918 (gun shot wound, right leg); admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 October 1918, and transferred same day to Ambulance Train No 2, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 3 October 1918; transferred to England, 4 October 1918, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 5 October 1918 (wound severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 November 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 November 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 November1918.

Found guilty, 30 November 1918, of being absent without leave in London from 10.30 am, 29 November, to 10.30 am, 30 November 1918: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 3 days' pay.

Found guilty, 30 December 1918, of being absent without leave at Hurdcott from 2400, 21 December, to 2400, 27 December 1918: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 12 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; discharged, Perth, 28 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Attestation Form and on Embarkation Roll as Herbert Henry SEWELL; soldier wrote his name as Hubert Henry SEWELL on his application to enlist form.

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