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John Raymond BROADBENT

Date of birth18 February 1893
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o J. Dymock, Balmain Road, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinW J Broadbent, Bank of New South Wales, Corowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCorps of Staff Cadets, RMC Duntroon, 1911-1914.
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Infantry Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Discharge date31 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Meditrranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Promoted Captain, 8 August 1915.

Embarked Mudros for England, 4 November 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 11 March 1919 (valvular diseased heart); appointment terminated (medically unfit), 31 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Attached to British Embassy, Tokyo, 1920-1922.

Also served in World War II: Service No NX34728.
SourcesNAA: B883, BROADBENT John Raymond

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