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John Murray BALNAVES

Regimental number1262
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBaker
Address116 Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen June Balnaves, Church Street, Penola, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Family/military connectionsCousins (?): 1263 Pte Robert Edwin BALNAVES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919; 6386 Pte David Pierce BALNAVES, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1917; 3763 Pte Peter Dawson BALNAVES, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 6841 Lance Corporal Eric William BALNAVES, 15th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 22 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALNAVES John Murray

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