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Jacob BAMBURY

Regimental number762
Place of birthBayswater, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Charles Bambury, Bayswater, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
166
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Herriet Reiter (formerly Bambury), Lance Creek, Victoria. Native of Bayswater, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

To hospital, 18 January 1916; admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 19 January 1916 (mumps); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 8 February 1916 (rheumatism); to Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 17 February 1916; discharged, 3 April 1916.

Taken on strength of 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, from 6th Training Bn, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed buried No Man's Land approx 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAMBURY Jacob

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