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Ellis BAX

Regimental number1024
True NameBAX, Ellis Amos
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressDiamond Creek, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Bax, 'Sunny Brae', Bay Road, Sandringham, Victoria
Enlistment date1 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Discharge date30 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 19 March 1917 (pleurisy); discharged to Depot, 13 April 1917.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 25 July 1917 (influenza); transferred to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 26 July 1917 (influenza); to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 September 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 24 November 1917 (pneumonia); discharged to Training Depot, 5 January 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 5 January 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to Training Depot,24 January 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 21 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 June 1918 (impetigo); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station from 5th Divisional Collecting Station, 18 June 1918; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 21 June 1918; to England, 26 June 1918, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 27 June 1918 (abscess, left foot); trasferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 17 August 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 31 August 1918.

Admitted to Group Hospital, 18 September 1918 (septic dermatitis); discharged from hospital, 15 October 1918.

Admitted to Salisbury Hospital (Isolation), 11 November 1918 (influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 17 November 1918.

Admitted to No 2 Group Hospital, 5 December 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 18 December 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 13 January 1919 (bronch pneumonia); reported seriously ill, 15 January 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 31 January 1919; discharged from hospital, 7 March 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 1 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 30 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee other entry for first period of service.
Date of death28 October 1956
Age at death64
Place of burialMildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAX Ellis

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