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Herbert Hugh Stephen Bailey FLAVEL

Regimental number742
Place of birthJeparit, Victoria
AddressJeparit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H A Flavel, Jeparit, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1917
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 27 December 1917. Embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918; entrained Taranto, 24 January 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 31 January 1918. Proceeded to England; disembarked Southampton, 2 February 1918, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford, and transferred to 57th Bn.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details Training Depot, Grantham, 10 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 June 1918; taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Bn, 22 June 1918.

Appointed Driver, 24 January 1919.

On leave to Paris, 15 March 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 25 March 1919.

Marched out to agricultural course, Sutton Veny, England, 8 April 1919, and reverted to Private.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedsrichsruh', 8 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 1 September 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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