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Herbert HYLAND

Regimental number6524
Place of birthBraidwood, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address47 Renwick Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35.3
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. M. Leslie, 47 Renwick Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date29 September 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6143 Pte Patrick HYLAND, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (wounded: left eye blind, Sydney, 29 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin variously listed as Sepmother/Mother.
Date of death8 July 1929
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 10, 1694), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HYLAND Herbert

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