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Benjamin Bryden TREMBLE

Regimental number2835
Date of birth20 August 1895
Place of birthWalthamstow, Middlesex, England
SchoolTaplow and Ealing Grammar Schools, England.
ReligionChurch of England
Address44 Davis Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Tremble, 20A Park Street, Southend-on-Sea, England
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1918
Discharge date31 May 1919
Other details

War service: Embarked for active service abroad 2 November 1915; taken on strength, 20th Battalion, 5 February 1916; transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Egypt, 8 March 1916; taken on strength, Headquarters C.T. & G.B. Depot, Tel-el-Kebir, 28 April 1916; embarked at Alexandria for overseas, 28 May 1916.

Proceeded from Folkestone for France, 28 September 1916; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 30 September 1916; transferred to Segregation Camp, Etaples, 4 November 1916; joined Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 14 December 1916. Transferred to Anzac Entrenching Battalion, Etaples, 29 December 1916, joined Battalion, 2 January 1917. Marched out to 3rd Divisional Supply Column, 17 May 1917; taken on strength, 20 May 1917. Proceeded on leave to U.K., 8 June 1917; rejoined unit 25 June 1917.

Admitted to hospital (Tonsilitis), 12 February 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 26 February 1918. Marched in to A.G.B.D., Havre, 28 February 1918; marched in to Army Service Corps Base Depot, Havre, 2 March 1918; marched out to 3rd A.D.S.C., Havre, 5 March 1918. Taken on strength, 3rd Australian Mechanical Transport Company, 12 March 1918. Proceeded on leave to U.K., 26 March 1918; returned from leave, 3 April 1918.

Offence: 1) An act to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline in that he was in an unoccupied civilian house without authority. 2) Making a false statement to the Military Police. Award (10 May 1918): Deprived of 10 days pay.

Attached to S.M.T.O. in the field for temporary duty, 5 July 1918; rejoined 3rd A.M.T. Company from detachment, 17 September 1918. Admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, France (Influenza) 15 December 1918; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 December 1918; invalided to England 21 December 1918; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 23 December 1918. Discharged from hospital, 27 December 1918; granted furlough and to report to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, Sutton Veny. Transferred to Administrative Headquarters, London, from 3rd A.M.T.C., 27 December 1918; marched in to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, from headquarters, ex furlough, 10 January 1919; embarked for return to Australia per H.M.A.T. 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; disembarked at Melbourne, 24 March 1919; discharged at Sydney (medically unfit - disability due to Military Service) 31 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 April 1976
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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