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Regimental number140
Date of birth1889
Place of birthLambeth, Middlesex, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.6
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWilliam George Vernall, Romford, Essex, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years 5 months in the 1st Bn, Border Regiment, British Army; purchased discharged.
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentCasterton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1915
Discharge date4 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to hospital from the field, 8 May 1915 (venereal disease); transferred to No 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, 13 May 1915; transferred to Cairo, 4 June 1915, and admitted to Isolation Hospital, Abbassia; discharged to Base Details, 26 June 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Tunisian', Gallipoli, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, fractured right humerus); admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 12 August 1915

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wandilla', 13 December 1915; disembarked, Melbourne, 14 Jan 1916; discharged (wounded), Melbourne, 4 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth incorrectly entered on Attestation Form as Christchurch, New Zealand.
Date of death29 July 1962
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, VERNALL Harry

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