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Herbert McCANN

Regimental number1895
Place of birthLismore New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMalanda, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret McCann, Malanda, Queensland
Enlistment date8 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date1 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Serapeum, Egypt, 12 October 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Romani, 28 March 1917; transferred to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 31 March 1917; discharged to duty, 19 April 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 20 July 1917; transferred to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 29 July 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 31 July 1917; taken on strength, 11th Light Horse, 25 August 1917.

Admitted to hospital, Palestine, 15 November 1917 (pyrexia); rejoined unit, 1 February 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 4 June 1918 (pyrexia); rejoined unit, 20 July 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 26 September 1918 (abcess). Commenced return to Australia (early repatriation) from Kantara on board 'Port Sydney', 5 March 1919; arrived in Melbourne, 11 April 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, 1 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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