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Vaino Armos BALHORN

Regimental number2001
Place of birthHelsingfors, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway worker
AddressMarket Street, Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Richard Huxtable, Market Street, Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A57 Malakuta on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mentioned in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to Artillery Details, Tel el Kebir, 25 May 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 July 1916; taken on strength, 13th Field Artillery Brigade and posted to 51st Battery, 7 August 1916.

Detached to Signalling School, 30 December 1916; rejoined battery, 16 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 27 January 1917; admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 28 January 1917 (fractured skull, shell shock); transferred to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 29 January 1917; to England, 4 February 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 31 March 1917. Granted furlough, 20 April 1917. Marched into No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; discharged, 23 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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