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Henry Alexander VIENET

Regimental number6075
Date of birth18 April 1897
Place of birthWaurn Ponds, Geelong, Victoria
OccupationFarm hand
AddressCeres near Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMrs E Bonney, Ceres near Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets (69th Bn) for 18 months.
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date14 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 489 Sergeant Edward Charles VIENET MM, 6th Bn, discharged, 22 June 1917; 9096 Gunner Gabriel Louis VIENET, Divisional Ammunition Column, died of disease, 24 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to Gallipoli from Alexandria, 18 October 1915; attached to Reinforcements, 3rd Field Ambulance, 30 October 1915. Evacuated on the 'Glenart Castle', and admitted to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 December 1915. Transferred to 2nd Field Ambulance, 12 March 1916; to 6th Bn (at own request, to join brother in the same unit), 21 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force. Wounded in action, France, 12 May 1916 (gun shot wound, thigh); evacuated to England, 1 June 1916. Rejoined unit from hospital, 24 December 1916.

To hospital, sick, 28 May 1917; rejoined unit, 9 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1918 (gun shot wound wound, face, severe); evacuated to England, 25 August 1918; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, 26 August 1918; transferred to Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, 9 September 1918; discharged from hospital, 22 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1919; discharged, 14 July 1919.

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

Date of death8 August 1979
Age at death82
Place of burialWestern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria

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