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George Victor KASSEL

Regimental number11640
Place of birthWarren, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationWelder
AddressRoger Street, Brookdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.3
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Kassel, Roger Street, Brookdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 4th Australian Garrison Artillery, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 November 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Discharge date20 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Found guilty, at sea, of being absent without leave, 10 February 1916 (4 hours): forfeited 1 day's pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 7th Field Ambulance, in the field, 29 September 1916.

Attached on duty to Army Medical Corps, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 1 February 1917.

Transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 17 February 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 20 October 1917, on charge of when on Active Service, absent without leave in the United Kingdom from 6 pm, 24 September, to 6 pm, 30 September 1917: awarded 60 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 86 days' pay.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 September 1918 (pyrexia); discharged to duty, 5 September 1918; rejoined unit, 6 September 1918.

On leave to England, 18 November-2 December 1918.

Appointed Acting Bombardier, 24 October 1918.

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 12 January 1919.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 28 January 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to 7th General Hospital, 29 January 1919 (gonorrhea); to England, 2 February 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; discharged, 24 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 120 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konig Frederich August', 20 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 20 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as KASSELL.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KASSEL George Victor

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