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Regimental number1050
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYarragon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs S.J. Tackaberry, Yarragon, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date9 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 858 Pte Nicholas TACKABERRY, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Plaestine

Joined 4th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 2 October 1915, and posted to A Squadron.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 4 October 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 17 October 1916, and rejoined Regiment, Abou Hammad, same day.

Marched in to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 25 February 1917; marched out to 4th Light Horse Regiment, 8 March 1917, and rejoined unit, Ferry Post, same day.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 17 April 1917 (diarrohoea); discharged to duty, 21 April 1917; rejoined unit, Khan Yunis, 26April 1917.

Appointed Temporary Lance Corporal, 5 May 1918.

Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 June 1918, and reverted to Private; transferred to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 1 July 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 18 July 1918 (malaria); discharged to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moasca, 26 July 1918; rejoined unit, 31 July 1918.

Reported sick to hospital, Ludd, 25 August 1918; admitted to 14th Australian Stationary Hospital; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Port Said, 24 September 1918; discharged on 10 days' leave, 1 October 1918.

Attached to Australian Army Postal Corps, 6 November 1918; marched in to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 11 November 1918; attached for duty to AA Postal Corps, Kantara, 21 November 1918.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 1 May 1919 (malaria, recurrent); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 7 May 1919; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 18 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919 (malaria); disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 9 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TACKABERRY John

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