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Jerome DEVOS

Regimental number4182
Place of birthBruges, Belgium
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address22 Belgrave Street, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs E H Devos (mother; address unknown); H Davis, 35 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Manly, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Fell out of line en route between Tel el Kebir and Ferry Post and transported to 5th Division Detail Camp, 27 March 1916; admitted to No 1 New Zealand Station Hospital, Ismailia, 28 March 1916 (heat stroke); discharged to duty, 31 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 911001, 4321 Pte T. THORPE, B Company, 54th Bn (patient, No 26 General Hospital, Etaples), 4 December 1916: 'They [DEVOS and 4166 G. CLAPPERTON] were killed at Fleurbaix on July 19th ... Both men were killed before they reached the German wire.'

Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources~NAA B2455 file 3503688
Red Cross file 911001

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