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Horace Victor SAYNOR

Regimental number5162
Place of birthKew, Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Horace Saynor, 140 Cotham Road, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Discharge date26 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to No 1 Company, Army Service Corps, 2 December 1915.

Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (scabies); rejoined unit, 12 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 1 April 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 3 April 1916 (coryza); discharged, 11 April 1916 (catarrh), and admitted to 2nd Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, 12 April 1916.

Proceeded to join 1st Australian Divisional Train, 7 June 1916.

Detached to 1st Division Headquarters, 10 July 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 August 1916.

Temporarily detached to Trench Mortar Battery, 22 August 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 8 January 1917; rejoined unit, 27 January 1917 (no further details recorded).

Rejoined unit from detachment to Trench Mortar Battery, 27 May 1917.

Detached to 1st Trench Mortar Battery, 20 June 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 7 July 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 8 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 20 August 1917.

Temporarily attached to No 4 Company, Army Service Corps; rejoined unit from detachment, 1 October 1917.

Detached to 3rd Field Company Engineers for temporary duty, 10 October 1917; rejoined unit, Belgium, 4 November 1917.

Detached to Commander Royal Engineers, 1st Division Engineers, Headquarters, Belgium, 10 November 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 13 July 1918 (injured right hand: accidental); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 July 1918; to 54th General Hospital, 15 July 1918; to England, 18 July 1918, and admitted to Princess Christian Military Hospital, Surrey (fractured metacarpal bones, right hand: severe). Transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 20 August 1918, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 September 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 September 1918.

Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 October 1918; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 26 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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