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Nigel a'Beckett Talworth BACKHOUSE

Regimental number15084
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk in Holy Orders
AddressMurrumbeena, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Backhouse, Coorigal Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Melbourne University Rifles; left the locality.
Enlistment date6 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/101/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollChaplain
Unit from Nominal RollChaplains' Department
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Melbourne, 19 August 1916; disembarked Suez, 20 September 1916.

Appointed Chaplain 3rd Class, Egypt, 12 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged; termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 30 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACKHOUSE Nigel a'Beckett Talworth

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