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Godfrey TALLENT

Regimental number2034
Date of birth19 March 1896
Place of birthClitheroe, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJunior porter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Tallent, 41 Chapel Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll13326
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Discharge date14 December 1919
Other details

Total war service: 3 years 78 days (of which 2 years 311 days were abroad)

Joined 2nd Bn at Gallipoli, 22 June 1915; transferred to HS 'Neuralia' (debility), 31 July 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 10 August 1915. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Eurpides', 1 October 1915. Discharged, 17 December 1915.

Re-enlisted, 28 September 1916, with the No. 13326. Embarked from Melbourne on board 'Persic', 22 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, 3 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917; taken on strength, 4th Division Supply Column, 7 November 1917.

Injured wrist; evacuated to England, 25 March 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 July 1918; rejoined unit, 31 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 3 September 1919, on board 'Raranga'; disembarked Sydney, 29 October 1919; discharged, 14 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as N78688, Sergeant, District Accounts Office, 2nd Military District: enlisted, 3 September 1940; discharged, 25 October 1946: total war service: 2244 days.

Date of death--/05/1959
Age at death63
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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