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Raymond Lester HALL

Regimental number354
Date of birth30 March 1890
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
Addressc/o S T Rees, Charlton, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Walker, Milan Street, Mentone, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed one year in the State School Cadets.
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Discharge date26 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 5061 Pte George Henry PAINTER, 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Proceeded to Gallipoli from Egypt, 16 May 1915.

Evacuated sick from Gallipoli, and discembarked from HS 'Delta' at Alexandria, 8 August 1915; admitted to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 August 1915 (debility); transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 August 1915 (eye trouble); discharged fit for duty, 9 September 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Marched out to Serapeum from Maadi, 23 February 1916.

Wounded slightly, Dere-el-Belah, 26 March 1917; remained with unit.

Wounded slightly, second occasion, Gaza, 26/27 March 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 24 November 1917.

Admitted sick to 1st Australian General Hospital, 27 June 1918; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 11 July 1918; discharged to Moascar, 21 July 1918; rejoined unit, 27 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Darwin', 15 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 26 February 1919.
Date of death3 October 1961
Age at death71
Place of burialCremated: Mt Gravatt Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Raymond Lester

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