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Irvine Maynard BILLS

Regimental number593
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationIronmonger
AddressLaura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 7"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Bills, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets; and in the 24th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 100 Pte Raymond Leslie BILLS, Imperial Camel Corps, returned to Australia, 28 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 September 1974
Age at death58
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BILLS Irvine Maynard

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