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Charles Ernest KENT

Regimental number1627
Place of birthHurstville New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPostal assistant
Address2 Glen Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 2"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Kent, 2 Glen Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1627A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date23 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

With Light Horse Regiment Details, Maadi, 27 December 1915.

Transferred to 15th Field Artillery Brigade, Tel el Kebir, and taken on strength as Gunner, 60th Battery, 27 March 1916.

Sick to hospital, Ferry Post, 12 April 1916 (no further details recorded).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916.

Transferred to 25th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 July 1916.

Transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917, and posted to 53rd Battery.

To England on leave, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 25 September 1917.

To England on leave, 4 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 1 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, 1 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 23 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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