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Clifford Louis BEVILAQUA

Regimental number1992
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
AddressDutton Terrace, Medindie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.75"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Vallis Bevilaqua, Dutton Terrace, Medindie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date5 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 21 April 1916, and taken on strength, 5 Division Ammunition Column, Ferry Post, and mustered as Gunner.

Appointed Driver, 16 May 1916; reverted to Gunner same day.

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

Attached to 5th Division Headquarters as clerk, 16 August 1916; promoted Temporary Corporal whilst performing clerical staff duties.

Admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, 18 October 1916; transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 October 1916 (mumps); to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 27 October 1916, and then to 10th Stationary Hospital (alveolar abscess); discharged to Base Details, 11 November 1916.

Transferred to England, 19 February 1917, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia, 20 December 1917 (neurasthenia); discharged (medically unfit), 5 April 1918.

War service: 2 years 240 days (of which 2 years 3 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as BEOILAQUA. Next of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Meningie.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEVILAQUA Clifford Louis

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