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Charles FURNISS

Regimental number92
Date of birth26 May 1885
Place of birthLeeds, Yorkshire, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPlumber
AddressWinchester, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Richards, Winchester, England
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the King's Royal Rifles, British Army.
Enlistment date12 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Tropical Unit, Victorian Quota
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Eastern on 28 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1916
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Embarked Rabaul on board SS 'Morinda' for return to Australia and discharge, 21 January 1916; discharged, Melbourne, 5 February 1916.

Medal: British War Medal

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