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Lynton Clarence EICHNER

Regimental number3228
Place of birthYorketown, South Australia
AddressRainbow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Augusta Louisa Marie Eichner, Rainbow, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 5 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 6 December 1916.

Admitted to segregation, 4 January 1917; discharged, 5 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 10 February 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 11 February 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 October 1917; rejoined unit, 9 November 1917.

Found guilty, 12 May 1918, of (1) gambling in a public place; (2) refusing to obey an order, in that when asked to give his name and unit by Captain Caswell, 29th Bn, he refused to do so; (3) conduct prejudicial to good order and and military discipline in that he after being ordered to stop gambling by Captain Caswell, he said, referring to coins, "give them another spin boys", or words to that effect: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to England, 18 October 1918; rejoined unit, 4 November 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps Workshop, 13 December 1918.

Admitted to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 December 1918; transferred to No 25 Ambulance Train, 1 January 1919; to No 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 2 January 1919 (tonsillitis); to England, 15 January 1919; to Metro Hospital, Kingsland Road, 15 January 1919 (tonsillitis, severe); to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 28 January 1919; discharged to furlough, 1 February 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 February 1919.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 May 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 4 August 1919.

War service: Western Front
Date of death23 May 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, EICHNER Lynton Clarence

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