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John ZAVITSANOS

Regimental number1059B
OccupationTraveller
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6"
Next of kinBrother, S. Zavitsanos, Patnos, Greece
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Discharge date26 September 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, A company, 18th Bn, Gallipoli, 29 September 1915.

Found guilty, Kastro, Mudros, 3 January 1916, of being absent without leave 0600-1400, 2 January 1916: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Ismailia, 31 January 1916, of (1) breaking out of camp; (2) being found in a place out of bounds: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 8 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 1200, 28 February, till 1200, 5 March 1916 (144 hours): awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Found guilty, 16 June 1916, of (1) neglecting to obey a Bn Standing Order; (2) when on Active Service, drunkenness: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, 4 August 1916 (gun shot wound, forearm); admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 5 August 1916, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 5 August 1916, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Camp, 11 August 1916; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 8 September 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 September 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 29 March 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 May 1917; to England, 17 May 1917, and admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, 18 May 1917; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 15 August 1917; discharged to furlough, 18 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 September 1917.

Discharged in consequence of being called to join the colours in Greece with effect from 26th September 1917.

War service (AIF): 2 years 135 days.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ZAVITSANOS John

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