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Jethro BASS

Regimental number67
Place of birthHarrismith, Orange Free State, South Africa
True NamePRITCHARD, John
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVryberg, Cape Province, South Africa
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 10.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinBrother, N E Schomberg, Solicitor, Vryberg, Cape Colony, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed for 5 months in the Western Province Mounted Rifles; 3 years in South African College Cadets.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrighton, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date15 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Promoted 2nd Lt, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915.

Promoted Lt,Serapeum, 20 February 1916, and attached for duty to Garrison Headquarters, Zeitoun.

Embarked Alexandria for England via Marseilles, 17 June 1916.

Promoted Captain, 1 March 1917.

Detached to 1st Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, 4 August 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 12 August 1918(periostitis); discharged to unit, 30 September 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Group, 17 April 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs from 26 May to 26 August 1919 (Non-Military Employment: attending School of Accountancy, West Regent Street, Glasgow); leave extended until 27 October 1919.

Granted leave until 7 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 7 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 January 1920; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 15 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BASS Jethro

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