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Horace James SPARKS

Regimental number1638
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGold Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Sparks, Gold Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1915
Discharge date17 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 3 May 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 26 July 1915 (gastro-enteritis); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 July 1917 (diarrhoea); disembarked HS 'Soudan', Alexandria, 31 July 1915 (enteritis), and admitted same day to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 4 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 October 1915 (muscular rheumatism); discharged, 17 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1948
Place of burialBoxhill Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPARKS Horace James

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