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Neil Donald VALLANCE

Regimental number673
Place of birthDean, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFireman
AddressTraralgon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alexander Vallance, Freshwater Creek via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date16 December 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Discharge date19 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 29 May 1917.

Admitted to 133rd Field Ambulance, 16 September 1917 (dysentery); discharged to duty, 19 September 1917; rejoined unit, 20 September 1917.

Detached to 14th Light Railway Operating Company, 20 September 1917. Admitted to 63rd Casualty Clearing Station, 16 January 1918, and transferred to Divisional Rest Station (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit, 24 January 1918.

On leave to Paris, 30 June 1918; rejoined unit, 11 July 1918. To England on leave, 21 August 1918; rejoined unit, 6 September 1918. Detached to 113th Railway Company, 5 November 1918; rejoined unit, 7 November 1918.

Found guilty, 1 April 1919, of being absent without leave, 1000-2399, 31 March 1919: reprimanded and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1919 (sore throat, blood test); transferred to 56th General Hospital, 5 April 1919; discharged to Base Depot, 26 April 1919; on leave, 6 May 1919 to report to AIF Headquarters, London, 20 May 1919.

commenced return to Australia on board'Friedrichsruh', 7 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 1 September 1919; discharged, 19 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 September 1961
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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