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George Henry ASPINALL

Regimental number6719
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchard hand
AddressArmadale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.75"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Aspinall, Harputhey, 57 Westbourne Grove, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date28 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917, and marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; trnasferred to 32nd Bn, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 4 April 1917.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 1 June 1917 (epileptic seizures), and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 31, 6 June 1917, and admitted same day to 6th General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to England, 9 June 1917, and admitted to War Hospital, Reading, 10 June 1917 (epilepsy); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 25 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 July 1917.

Medical Board, Weymouth, 17 July 1917, found him permanently unfit for General Service; temporarily unfit for Home Service.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 10 September 1917 (debility); discharged Perth, 28 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Claim for pension rejected, 4 January 1918 ('no incapacity').

Letter, Base Records to Headquarters, 5th Military District, Perth, 9 January 1921: 'I ... suggest that the medals of ex-No. 6719 Private G.H. Aspinall, 32nd Battalion, be handed over to the person administering his estate, presumably the Master in Lunacy, who will arrange for them to be delivered to the person entitled to receive them.'

Soldier a patient at Stromness Mental Hospital, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia, 1921.
Date of death31 October 1924
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASPINALL George Henry

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