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Mervyn James STANNARD

Regimental number642
Date of birth6 July 1896
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
SchoolNhill State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nam Stannard, c/o R J Stannard, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Previous military service19th Light Horse; Served in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date12 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to Gallipoli from Alexandria, 16 May 1915. Admitted to hospital (diarrhoea), 20 June 1915; returned to duty, 8 August 1915. Embarked from Mudros in general evacuation from Gallipoli, 24 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915.

Further service in Egypt.

Commenced return to Australia, 10 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 August 1919; discharged, 12 October 1919.

Total war service: 1862 days (of which 1631 were abroad)

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

Date of death15 November 1980
Age at death84
Place of burialCremated: Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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