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Henry John EARLY

Regimental number6761
Place of birthDawlish, Devonshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHigh Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 2"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie L Early, High Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 9 years in the Royal Australian Artillery, Brisbane; 3 years in the Army Service Corps, Brisbane: time expired.
Enlistment date11 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Bessie EARLY
Discharge date26 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 17 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 26 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: sciatica, senility), Brisbane, 26 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 May 1919
Age at death43
Place of burialBrisbane Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, EARLY Henry John

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