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Edward Laurence HAUBER

Regimental number626
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressBowral Street, Bowral, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMrs E. Hauber, as above
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in A Company, 43rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date15 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMaadi, Egypt
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, Australian Mounted Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Discharge date29 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1920 Pte Henry Ernest HAUBER, 55th Bn, killed in action, 16 April 1918; 2343 Pte James Albert HAUBER, Australian Mounted Division Train, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919; 52714 Driver Leslie Clarence HAUBER [enlisted as James Albert HAUBER], Australian Mounted Division Train, returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1915 (severe varicocele); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 25 July 1915; to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 July 1915; discharged to unit, 31 July 1915.

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

Transferred to 2nd Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, 23 July 1916.

Transferred to Divisional Train, 3 August 1917.

Appointed Driver, 13 August 1917.

Taken on strength, 38th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 6 September 1917.

Found guilty, 1 August 1918, of at Jerusalem, 11 July 1918, when on Active Service, disobedience to Standing Orders in that he was 'out of bounds' in a brothel: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 14 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Hacking', 18 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 29 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Boural Street, Boural.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAUBER Edward Laurence

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