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Cyril Henry WESTBURY

Regimental number3331
Place of birthWest Bromwich, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMilk carter
AddressThe Oaks, Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, George Westbury, Lyttleton House, West Bromwich, England
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1919
Discharge date29 March 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 4 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; taken on strength, 29th Bn, 21 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 19 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, left arm); admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 23 May 1918. transferred to England, 27 May 1918, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, St Alban's, 28 May 1918. Transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 June 1918. Granted furlough, 28 June 1918, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny. Marched into No. 1 Command Depot, 1 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1918; rejoined unit, 21 August 1918.

Embarked for England, 17 April 1919. Granted period of Non-Military Employment, 16 June-16 August 1919: farming, Ashton House Farm, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Married Edith MERRY at West Bromwich Lodge Road Chapel, 5 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 22 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 February 1920; discharged, 29 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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