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Herbert Johnson DANIEL

Regimental number1255
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
SchoolKilkenny Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ivy Daniel c/o Mr W Marshall, Military Road, Semaphore, South Australia
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Discharge date19 January 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 22 December 1914. Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 12 April 1915. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, back), 2 May 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli, 3 May 1915; admitted to Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England, 2 July 1915. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Runic' from Portland, 7 November 1915. Service: 188 days.

Re-enlisted, 31 August 1917. Embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A34 'Persic', 21 March 1918; disembarked London, 24 May 1918. Taken on strength, 14th Field Company Engineers, France, 14 February 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; disembarked, 1 January 1920; discharged, 19 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Office of War Graves states date of death as 17 October 1965.
Date of death9 October 1965
Age at death75
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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