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Neil ENGLISH

Regimental number5378
Date of birth16 February 1891
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeamster
AddressCommondale via Landsborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, Mr D H English, Landsborough, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 15 August 1916. Admitted to hospital (trench feet), 2 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 13 December 1916. Transferred to England (trench feet), 25 February 1917; rejoined unit, 5 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 17 April 1918; rejoined Bn, 31 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 August 1919; discharged, 19 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialWitta Cemetery, Queensland

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