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Frederick Henry VERNON

Regimental number22
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Addressc/o Mrs McCann, 62 Smith Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 6"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C A Vernon, 551C King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as No 65 Trooper, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, in South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentTransport Sergeant
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 22 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1916
Discharge date9 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 20 November 1915 (gun shot wound, right knee joint); admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 26 November 1915 (wound: severe); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Helipolis, 21 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 28 January 1916; disembarked Sydney, 10 March 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 9 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 August 1950 Randwick, New South Wales
Age at death73
SourcesNAA: B2455, VERNON Frederick Henry

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