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Samuel VEAL

Regimental number10888
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressKorrelocking, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs V Veal, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Discharge date18 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; disembarked Perth; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 18 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.

Taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 10 February 1916; 21st Howitzer Brigade, 6 March 1916; 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 May 1916; Army Medical Corps Details, 24 August 1917.

Died at Perth, Western Australia.
Date of death28 January 1935
Age at death63
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, VEAL Samuel

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