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Henry Edward DUSTING

Regimental number2840
Place of birthMorewell, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
AddressMorwell, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Dusting, Morwell, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceLight Horse
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column (Sept-Oct 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 6 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 56), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John M and Jessie J. DUSTING, Morwell, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 30 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 23rd Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, Tel-el-Kebir, 9 March 1916; appointed Acting Corporal, 14 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Accidentally killed as the result of an explosion of a German fuze cap which he was examining, 6 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUSTING Henry Edward

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