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Regimental number2781
Date of birth27 September 1882
Place of birthCoomera, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bignell, Upper Coomera, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1915
Discharge date4 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit: pulmonary tuberculosis), Brisbane, 4 June 1916.

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 15 April 1942; discharged, 21 October 1914, as Q203616, Pte, 5th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps (Queensland).
Date of death14 May 1946
Age at death63

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