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Arthur Andrew BRATCHELL

Regimental number1844
Date of birth25 September 1879
Place of birthAldinga, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWilliam Street, York, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Laura Jane Bratchell, William Street, York, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the 16th Australian Light Horse; for 2 years in the 17th Machine Gun Section.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollImperial Camel Corps
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1916
Discharge date19 October 1916
Family/military connectionsCousin: 7370 Sapper Samuel Thomas BOWERING, 3rd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked from Adelaide, 11 January 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916. Transferred to Camel Corps, Tel el Kebir, 5 May 1916.

Admitted to field ambulance, 8 June 1916 (sandfly fever); transferred to Government Hospital, 20 June 1916 (lumbago); to No. 3 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 12 July 1916.

Transferred to HT 'Seang Choon', 17 July 1916, and embarked from Suez for return to Australia for discharge (rheumatism); discharged Adelaide, 19 October 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as S935, Pte: enlisted, 24 July 1940; discharged, 15 September 1941 (overage).
Date of death1 September 1948
Place of burialMillicent Cemetery, South Australia

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