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Harold Frank DOZELL

Regimental number1901
Place of birthBrentford, Middlesex, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Address'Marra View', Lilydale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0.75"
Weight189 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dozell, c/o Mrs Riches, Fernside, Rushmere Road, Ipswich, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Tried by District Court Martial, 11 October 1917, on charge of when on Active service deserting His Majesty's Service in that he in London on 10.3.17 remained absent without leave until apprehended in London on 26.9.17: awarded 18 months' detention, and forfeited 762 days' pay.

Declared an illegal absentee from the night of 6-7 June 1918; apprehended, 15 August 1918.

Tried by District Court Martial, 21 August 1919, on charge of when on Active Service in France, deserting His Majesty's Service in that he was absent without leave from 7 June 1918 until surrendering to the Military Police, London, 15 August 1918: awarded 18 monts' imprisonment with hard labour.

Marched out to Pentonville Prison, 23 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, 18 December 1919, to serve remainder of sentence; discharged from AIF (services no longer required), Melbourne, 5 March 1920; released from Military imprisonment (Pentridge), 29 June 1920.

War medals: not eligible.
Date of death1960 Kent, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOZELL Harold Frank

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