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Regimental number4
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressJordan Street, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Balfour, Jordan Street, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919

OBE (Military)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, BALFOUR John

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