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Basil COUNSEL

Regimental number2221
Place of birthScottsdale Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBranxholm, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, R W Counsel, Branxholm, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Great gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher-bearer at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 28 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917

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