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Stephen SPOKES

Regimental number3870
Place of birthColac, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressColac, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rosina Mabel Spokes, Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date2 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 19 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 14 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; taken on strength, 29th Bn, 21 January 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 March 1917 (chronic rheumatism); rejoined unit, 30 March 1917.

Admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 4 April 1917; transferred to England, 7 April 1917, and admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, 8 April 1917 (neck injury). Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 22 May 1917; to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; discharged, 2 November 1917 (flat feet, rheumatism).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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