Peter Dawson BALNAVES

Regimental number3763
Date of birth4 May 1898
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
OccupationGovernment cook
AddressPenola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Liviana Balnaves, Penola, South Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 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; Cousins (?): 1262 Corporal John Murray BALNAVES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 22 December 1918; 6841 Lance Corporal Eric William BALNAVES, 15th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 22 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
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