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Henry John STONE

Regimental number301
Place of birthBridgewater, England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 3.5"
Weight145 lbs
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Light Infantry, Territorial Force, England; transferred to Army Service Corps, Territorial Force (4 years); emigrated.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Unit name32nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Brian McLauchlan
Discharge date29 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 3 February 1916 (alcoholism); discharged to duty, 5 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 31 May 1916; promoted Temporary Corporal, 24 July 1916; Corporal, 24 July 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 19 November 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 November 1916 (orchitis),; to No 4 Convalescent Depot (date not recorded); to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 15 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 December 1916.

On special leave to England, 25 January 1917; admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 10 February 1917, while on leave; transferred to England, 23 February 1917 (bronchitis), and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 25 February 1917 (bronchitis: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 April 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 June 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 15 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 21 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), Adelaide, 29 October 1917.

War service: 2 years 124 days (of which 1 year 308 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 February 1920
Age at death32
Place of burialPayneham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, STONE Henry John

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