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Hamilton Hollingsworth McLACHLAN

Regimental number2367
Place of birthInverell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 11.25"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine McLachlan, Delungra Post Office, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1916
Place of enlistmentInverell, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated', 'Commonwealth Gazette', 30 October 1919.

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 23 May 1919

Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives (en bronze)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 17 October 1919

Discharge date5 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 9th Training Bn, 12 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; taken on strength, 34th Bn, in the field, 30 April 1917.

On leave to England, 18 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 9 March 1918.

Awarded Military Medal, 15 September 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 8 October 1918.

Marched out to England, 26 March 1919, for return to Australia.

Awarded Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives (en bronze).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919, for onward travel by rail to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 5 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, Medaille d'Honneur, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death20 May 1974
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLACHLAN Hamilton Hollingsworth

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