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Henry Percy CORNELL

Regimental number22226
Date of birth11 July 1876
Place of birthBalaclava, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngineer and surveyor
AddressMurrayville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 9.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H M Cornell, Murrayville, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of varicose veins)
Enlistment date19 November 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameEngineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date15 January 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [2114] Lt John Coburn CORNELL, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919; 35014 Gunner James Leslie CORNELL, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 31 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 15 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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