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Reuben Frederick William WOMERSLEY

Regimental number1421
Place of birthLubeck, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaddler
AddressLubeck, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, F W Womersley, Lubeck, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRupanyup, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1915
Discharge date12 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, from Gallipoli, 7 August 1915 (deafness); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital/Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, 13 September 1915 (rheumatism).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kanowna', 20 October 1915 (polyarticular rheumatism); discharged (medically unfit), 12 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1965
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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