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Regimental number652
Date of birth20 August 1891
OccupationDentist assistant
Address117 Barkley Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinJ L Copplestone, 117 Barkley Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceAASC
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCQMS
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Div Train.
Promotion date: 25 September 1915


Unit: Div Train.
Promotion date: 20 February 1916

Temporary CAPT

Unit: Div Train.
Promotion date: 16 August 1916


Unit: Div 1 Train.
Promotion date: 8 October 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

For consistently good services as a Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General from July to September 1917.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateDischarged 13 February 1918
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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