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Bezelle RABINOVITCH

Regimental number1798
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionJewish
OccupationCutter and joiner
Address45 Leslie Street, Balaclava East, St. Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss J Rabinovitch, 45 Leslie Street, East St. Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 6 September 1915 (tonsilitis); transferred to Mudros; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 September 1915, and transferred same day to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia (debility and tonsilitis); discharged to Helouan Convalescent Camp, 7 October 1915.

Rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 23 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Found guilty, 1 May 1916, of being absent from camp without leave till 2300, 29 April 1916: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RABINOVITCH Bezelle

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