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Regimental number1706
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Aspinall, Hughes Street, Mile End, South Australia
Previous military service10th Australian Infantry Regiment (10 years); 78th Infantry (4 years)
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Discharge date1 September 1916
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, England.

Taken on strength of 10th Bn, Gallipoli, 27 May 1915.

Reverts to the rank of Private at own request, 17 July 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, 30 August 1915; transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 August 1915; embarked on HS 'Valdivia', 30 August 1915; embarked on HS 'Huntsend', Imbros, 2 September 1915; to St David's Hospital, Malta, 6 September 1915 (colitis); embarked for England, 27 September 1915; to No 3 Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 5 October 1915; to Tooting Military Hospital, 20 October 1915 (dysentery and debility); to No 4 London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 28 April 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, no date stated; discharged, 20 June 1916, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 24 June 1916; disembarked Adelaide, 5 August 1916; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: tachycardia), 1 September 1916.

Total war service: 1 year 269 days (of which 1 year 127 days was abroad).

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

Name given on headstone as Henry Barnes ASPINALL.
Date of death27 November 1925
Age at death41
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASPINALL Harry

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