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John Lionel Egar CREES

Regimental number6494
Place of birthPort Douglas, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressFerndale, Port Douglas, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.9
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMrs J S D Crees, Ferndale, Port Douglas, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 April 1915
Place of enlistmentPort Douglas, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade Train 7, Company 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Melbourne on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 31 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as CRESS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CREES John Lionel Egar

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