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Regimental number3255
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ethel Salter, 56 Rupert Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date11 December 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date6 October 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; admitted to ship's hospital. at sea, 15 January 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 18 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917.

Marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 27 April 1917; discharged to depot, 4 May 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 13 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: scarring and weakness of leg: effects of syphilis), Perth, 6 October 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS John

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