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Herbert Henry HAIR

Regimental number4179
Place of birthPenrith, New South Wales
OccupationRabbit trapper
AddressKing Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr H H G B Hair, King Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date30 November 1918
Other detailsWar service: Taken on strength, 54th Bn, Tel El Kabir, Egypt, 16 February 1916; transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 17 March 1916; transferred as Driver to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 25 May 1916. Proceeded to France, 20 June 1916. Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 December 1917. Wounded in action (bullet wound, back, shoulder and thigh), 12 December 1917; admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 12 December 1917; transferred to 53rd General Hospital, 15 December 1917. Admitted to Queen Mary's Hospital, 24 December 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 31 December 1917. Taken on strength, No 2 Command Depot, 21 January 1918. Embarked for Australia, 5 April 1918; disembarked at Sydney, 30 November 1918.

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