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Eustace Zanetti AKERS

Regimental number52517
Place of birthNelson, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFire insurance agent
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fannie Akers, 33 North Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1918
Place of enlistmentChicago, Illinois, USA
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDischarged 24 August 1919
Discharge date24 August 1919
Other details

War service: England

Enlisted Chicago, 12 August 1918, allotted Regimental No 52517, and allotted to General Service Reinforcements.

Embarked Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 September 1918; disembarked Tilbury, England, 25 September 1918.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 27 September 1918.

Allotted to Reinforcements of 5th Bn, 3 October 1918.

Embarked for USA from Liverpool on board SS 'Caronia', 9 August 1919; discharged, USA, 24 August 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AKERS Eustace Zanetti

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