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Henry Dundas BASHFIELD

Regimental number1387
Place of birthDundas, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCabinetmaker
AddressRose and Crown Hotel, Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Andrew J. Bashfield, Rose and Crown Hotel, Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentTrooper
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 24 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 42), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Martha BASHFIELD. Native of Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915.

Embarked Mudros, 4 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 4 December 1915.

Absorbed into 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 29 December 1915.

To hospital, Romani, 25 June 1916 (sick); admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 June 1916 (sunstroke); transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 29 June 1916; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 3 July 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Ras-el-Tin, 6 July 1916; discharged to duty, 31 July 1916; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 August 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 5 August 1916; taken on strength, Romani, 5 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 April 1917; admitted to Anzac Receiving Station, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, chest); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 April 1917; to Hospital Train, 24 April 1917; died of wounds whilst on Hospital Train, 24 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BASHFIELD Henry Dundas

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