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Ellis BAX

Regimental number1024
Place of birthEuston, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressSwan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Matilda Jane Bax, Balranald, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil ('evaded service)
Enlistment date1 April 1915
Place of enlistmentRutherglen, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Other details

Originally enlisted, 23 November 1914; Medical Officer, Broadmeadows Camp, noted, 27 February 1915: 'Bax is now medically unfit for active service on account of ... acute gonorrhoea'; discharged from the AIF.

Re-enlisted, 1 April 1915.

Embarked, Melbourne, 27 September 1915.

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 8 November 1915 (mumps); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 29 November 1915 (septic hand); to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 30 January 1916 (gun shot wound, hand); to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 February 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916 (3 months' change: gun shot wound, left hand).
Miscellaneous detailsSee other entry for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAX Ellis

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