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George Edward CLEMENTS

Regimental number2161
Place of birthBelfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Weight143.5 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Clements, Claremont, Ferry Bridge Road, Castleford, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentOrange, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 24 April 1916. Transferred to Artillery Details, 15 May 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, France, 20 August 1916. {Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 November 1916 (deafness & ear ache); transferred to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, same day; to No 1 Ambulance Train, 14 November 1916; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 17 November 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 17 November 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 19 November 1916; rejoined unit, 5 December 1916.

On leave to England, 10 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 26 September 1917. On leave to United Kingdom, 24 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 November 1918. Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 June 1919; discharged, 17 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLEMENTS George Edward

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