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John Bowden CORNELIUS

Regimental number1554
Place of birthWilmington, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.9
Height5' 6.25"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMiss J M Cornelius, Katanning, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date8 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3071 Pte Marc Stanley CORNELIUS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 16-18 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 8 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1956
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORNELIUS John Bowden

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