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Edwin Benjamin CABBLE

Regimental number2811
Place of birthSomersetshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, B Cabble, Keinton Mandeville, Somersetshire, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Territorial Force, South Wales.
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateDischarged 8 March 1917
Discharge date8 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Akexandria, 7 January 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 September 1916 (perforated tympanic membrane); transferred to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 20 September 1916; discharged to Base Details, 21 September 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 26 October 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to England, 31 October 1916 (exophthalmic goitre), and admitted to Dover Hospital; discharged on furlough, 1 November 1916, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham. 16 November 1916.

Discharged in England (permanently unfit for War Service at Home or Abroad goitre), 8 February 1917.

War service: 1 year 247 days

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Kempton, Mandeville, Somersetshire, England.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CABBLE Edwin Benjamin

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