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Regimental number188
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
SchoolDubbo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMrs E A Wheeler, Portland, New South Wales
Previous military service3 years 9th A.I.F6.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Emily WHEELER. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date29 August 1916
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 11 March 1916; disembarked 22 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 29 August 1916.

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

Married with five children. Trained in Egypt and served at Gallipoli where he was wounded. Repatriated to Kent, England and then returned to Australia (Randwick Repat. Hospital). Received a plot of land at Gilgandra and took up dairy farming.

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death3 May 1935
Age at death48
Place of burialGilgandra Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHEELER Hubert

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