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Harold John Edward VEAL

Date of birth11 May 1889
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rev E G Veal, Dandenong, Victoria
Previous military service(1) Lieut. 45A.S.C. 1913-1916. (2) A.I.F. 23/2/16 until discharge 3/8/18. physical unfitness due to wounds O.A.S.
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 29th Battalion
Promotion date: 23 February 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: 29th Battalion
Promotion date: 28 January 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date3 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burmah', 26 December 1918; disembarked HT 'Burmah', Melbourne, 30 January 1918; discharged (appointment terminated), 3 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Following termination of appointment on 3 August 1918, he re-enlisted on 12 September 1918 as Lieutenant, Adjutant and Quarter-Master, HMAT 'Burma'. Commenced return to Australia, 26 December 1918. Appointment terminated, 29 January 1919.

Died at Hamilton, Victoria.
Date of death17 December 1931
Age at death50

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