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Regimental number55684
Date of birth15 October 1899
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address37 Shannon Street, North Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Reiffel, 37 Shannon Street, North Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date4 April 1918
Place of enlistmentPort Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 23 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Discharge date20 November 1919
Other details

War service: England, France

Embarked Melbourne, 23 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Fovant.

Found guilty, 4 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 0001, 30 October, until apprehended by the Military Police in London, 0115, 1 November 1918: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 8 days' pay.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 24 November 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 9 December 1918.

Found guilty, 29 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 0001, 15 January, until apprehended by Police about 1015, 25 January 1919: awarded 20 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 31 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 February 1919; taken on strength, 7th Bn, in the field, 22 February 1919.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 1 March 1919, and transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 19, 3 March 1919, and admitted to 7th General Hospital, Wimereux, 4 March 1919 (gonorrhoea); transferred to England, 2 April 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; discharged, 5 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days.

Found guilty, civil offence, Tower Bridge Police Court, London, 17 July 1919, being drunk and disorderly, being in possession of a loader revolver: fined £2.0.0.

Found guilty, 30 July 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359, 20 July, to 1900, 23 July 1919: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 10 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ajana', 19 August 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 24 August 1919 (jaundice); disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 20 November 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REIFFEL Roy

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