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Clifford GEEVES

Regimental number3622
Place of birthGeeveston, Tasmania
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Geeves, Geeveston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the 93rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of weak chest.
Enlistment date31 May 1917
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date21 November 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 30 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917, and marched in to 10th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville.

Admitted to Salisbury Isolation Hospital, 17 January 1918 (cerebro sinal fever); discharged from hospital, 31 January 1918.

Admitted to Hurdcott Hospital, 13 March 1918; marched in to 10th Training Bn from hospital, 28 March 1918.

Marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 30 March 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Capentaria', 8 August 1918; arrived Melbourne, 5 October 1918, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), Hobart, 21/11/1918.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death14 September 1947
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEEVES Clifford

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