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Samuel BYERS

Regimental number3
Place of birthIreland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
AddressVarna Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Byers, Varna Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War for 1 year 3 months.
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date24 September 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Ceramic', 25 June 1915.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

To hospital ill, Gallipoli Peninsula, 11 September 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 September 1915. Transferred to HS 'Nevaska', 13 September 1915 (dysentry); admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 19 September 1915; transferred to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 29 September 1915; to Anzac Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 13 October 1915; discharged to duty, 10 December 1915; rejoined unit, Tel-el-Kebir, 10 January 1916.

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

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 25 July 1916; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 26 July 1916; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 27 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left eye and nose). Embarked Rouen on HS 'Andrew' , 30 July 1916; and admitted to Lord Derby Hospital, Warrington; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 October 1916; discharged to duty, 3 November 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 November 1916; granted furlough, 8 November 1916; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 22 November 1916; marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 April 1917.

Embarked Devonport on HT 'Runic' and commenced return to Australia, 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for onward travel to 2nd Military District.

Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Sydney, 24 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left eye, and hysteria).

Died of Cerebral Tumour at Price Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, 3 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 May 1919
Age at death43
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYERS Samuel

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