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Regimental number406
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
Other NamesRoss Raynor
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSeven Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Henry West, Seven Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1915
Discharge date2 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, April 1915 (exact date not recorded; gun shot wound, wrist); admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 April 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 6 June 1915; transferred to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 14 June 1915; to Convalescent Depot, Mustapha, 21 June 1915; to Convalescent Camp, 29 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 14 July 1915; rejoined unit, 19 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left arm and hand); admitted to HS 'Delta', 7 August 1915; transferred and admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 August 1915; to No 4 auxiliary Hospital, 14 August 1915; discharged for return to Australia, 3 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 30 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit due to war wounds), 2 March 1916.

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

See also 28988 Ross Raynor WEST for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEST Ross

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