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Christopher George STARKEY

Regimental number3524
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
AddressLiverpool, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Beatrice E M Starkey, Menangle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollLight Horse Details
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917.

Posted to 4th Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, 21 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 28 March 1918 (gun shot wound, right hand); admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 30 March 1918; transferred to 2/6 London Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918; to 66th Casualty Clearing station, 2 April 1918; to 76th Casualty Clearing Station; to 45th Stationary Hospital, Ludd, 5 April 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 6 April 1918; to 14th Australian General hospital, Port Said, 8 April 1918.

Transferred to Light Horse Details while in hospital, 1 July 1918 (but did not serve with the Light Horse).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 30 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 28 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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