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Cyril Herbert DUBERAL

Regimental number4411
Date of birth15 January 1899
Place of birthGreenock, South Australia
SchoolNorth Adelaide Public School, South Australia
OccupationTea packer
AddressTailem Bend, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Millicent Frogley, 5 Bevis Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date26 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Gassed, Somme, April.

Transferred to 14th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 17 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 2 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 September 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 October 1916.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 13 October 1916; taken on strength, in the field, 15 October 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 16 January 1917, and transferred to 5th Australian Casualty Clearing Station (scabies); to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 21 January 1917; discharged to duty, 21 January 1917.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 February 1917; transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 February 1917 (gas shell); to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 27 February 1917; rejoined Bn (date unclear).

Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 19 March 1917 (measles: new disease, synervening), and transferred same day to 2/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station (rose measles); to Ambulance train, 7 April 1917, and admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 8 April 1917; discharged to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 13 April 1917; transferred to No 3 Rest Camp, 25 May 1917 (fit).

On leave to England, 10 August 1917; marched in to Base Depot, Havre, from leave, 22 August 1917.

Classified Permanently Unfit, 19 October 1917.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 12 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918 (disordered action of the heart, after gas poisoning); disembarked Melbourne, 4 March 1918, for overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), 26 April 1918.

War service: 2 years 99 days (of which 1 year 345 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: service No S68275.
Date of death4 March 1956
Age at death57
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUBERAL Cyril Herbert

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