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Melsom Ross STOKES

Date of birth1888
Place of birthBrighton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShipping clerk
Address'Craigrothe', Thompson Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.75"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Kate Stokes, 'Craigrothe', Thompson Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in School Cadets; 1 year at Officer School, RMC Duntroon.
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Rio-Pardoe', 27 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 17 July 1919, for onward travel by rail to Melbourne; discharged (appointment terminated), Melbourne, 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Melson.
Date of death26 June 1943
Age at death55
Place of burialSt Kilda Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, STOKES Melsom Ross

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