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Herbert Edwin FURNESS

Regimental number2762
Date of birth27 March 1895
Place of birthWoodville, South Australia
SchoolNorth Adelaide and Norwood Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPiano tuner
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kate Furness, c/o Mrs Angel, Coke Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military service78th Infantry
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Discharge date26 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1381 Pte William Wadsworth FURNESS, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, Armentieres, France, 5 December 1917; invalided to Plymouth, Harefield, Hurdcott and Weymouth Hospitals. Arrived back in Australia, 22 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 October 1955
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery

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