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Bernard Oscar BALFE

Regimental number94
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressBurke Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, O Balfe, Burke Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in School Cadets; 3.5 years in Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date23 January 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 65003 Pte Eric John BALFE, 8th General Service Reinforcements (Queensland), ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities; discharged, 28 December 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 4 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 23 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALFE Bernard Oscar

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