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Regimental number2427
Date of birth10 August 1896
Place of birthEulo, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Maria, Mitchell, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Robert Douglas, Mount Maria, Mitchell, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1917
Place of enlistmentMitchell, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918, and marched in to Reinforcements Camp, Moascar.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 17 February 1918 (measles); discharged, 11 March 1918.

Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 2 April 1918.

Taken on strength, 11th Light Horse Regiment, 12 April 1918.

Admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 8 June 1918; transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 12 June 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 June 1918 (malaria); to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 22 June 1918; discharged to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 1 July 1918.

Rejoined 11th Light Horse Regiment, Palestine, 10 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 22 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous details'Both parents whereabouts unknown.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZROY Joe

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