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Regimental number1638
Place of birthMoulamein, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressMoulamein, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 4"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Firebrace, Moulamein, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Discharge date9 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916. Marched in to 10th Training Bn, 18 August 1916. Marched in to No 2 Training Bn, Perham Downs, 15 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916, and transferred to 7th Bn; taken on strength, 7th Bn, 16 September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Line of Communication, 8 January 1917 (inflammation connective tissue, toe); transferred to England, 18 January 1917, and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 19 January 1917 (trench fever: slight); transferred to York Place, Brighton, 16 February 1917; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 March 1917; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 April 1917.

Marched in to Hardening and Drafting Depot, Perham Downs, 3 May 1917.

Transferred to and taken on strength of Australian Army Medical Corps Details at Australian Convalescent Home, Cobham Hall, 20 May 1918.

Ended detachment to Cobham, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 3 March 1919 (nursing staff); disembarked Sydney, 25 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 9 June 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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