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Regimental number3402
Place of birthDoncaster, Yorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7"
Weight196 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Wilson, 48 Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date30 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916; taken on strength, 8th Bn, in the field, 26 May 1916.

Admitted to 72nd Field Ambulance, 8 July 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 10 July 1916 (pyrexia); to England, 10 July 1916 (influenza), and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, 11 July 1916 (influenza).

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 14 September 1916 (varicose veins).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: varicose veins, both legs), Melbourne, 30 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MASSEY John

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