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Reginald SPARKES

Regimental number490
Place of birthForbes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStriker
Address'Sussex House', Armstrong Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Emily Sparkes, 'Sussex House,' Armstrong Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

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