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Edward Hanlon DAFT

Regimental number245
Place of birthBraidwood, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Sarah Daft, Braidwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Bn, Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date16 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1915 (bomb wound, right eye), and admitted to Casualty Cklearing station; transferred to Floriana Hospital, Malta, 28 July 1915; to England, 29 August 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Lewisham, 29 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit: loss of right eye), Adelaide, 16 October 1916.

War service: 2 years 6 days (of which 1 year 131 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAFT Edward Hanlon

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