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Regimental number4139
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
OccupationFarm hand
Addressc/o R W Lucas, Coolamon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Bodsworth, Collingwood Street, Sandringham, Victoria
Enlistment date4 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, 33rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 26 January 1919
Discharge date17 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked from Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917. Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment Details, 2 January 1918; taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, 12 April 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 6 June 1918 (malaria); rejoined unit, 18 November 1918. Accidentally injured (football game), 4 January 1919; admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 12 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 26 January 1919; disembarked, 2 March 1919; discharged, 17 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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