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Charles Henry Earl HORTON

Regimental number5657
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, H.E. Horton, Woombye N.C. Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 months in the Cadets.
Enlistment date20 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Light Horse Brigade Train, 1st Reinforcement, 12th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date25 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to Mena House Hospital, 10 August 1915 (hydrocele); transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 7 January 1916 (malaria); discharged to duty, 23 January 1916.

Found guilty, 3 February 1916, of entering camp through fence: admonished.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 5 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 14 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 46th Bn, 4 April 1916.

Transferred to 12th Infantry Brigade, 14 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 19196.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, 48th Bn, 29 September 1916.

Transferred to 4th Division Signal Company, 12 October 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 April 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 22 April 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 12 February 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 July 1918 (not yet diagnosed: pyrexia); transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1918; to Ambulance Train No 20, 27 July 1918; to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 28 July 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 9 August 1918 (influenza); discharged to Base Depot, 29 August 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 2 September 1918.

Marched out to England, 7 December 1918, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 25 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HORTON Charles Henry Earl

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