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Victor Henry James NEAL

Regimental number5150
Date of birth24 June 1897
Place of birthNewtown, New South Wales
SchoolSt Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressBruce Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W J Neal, Bruceville, Bruce Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3391 Pte William Joseph NEAL, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Somme sector, 14 December 1916; invalided to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Southmead, Bristol, England; returned to duty.

Gassed, 23 April 1918; returned to duty, August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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