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Regimental number1059B
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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