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Herbert John ASH

Regimental number816
Date of birth1 April 1887
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs. Davies, Robert Street, Wallsend, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, F W Ash, Lindsay Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Other detailsServed at Gallipoli and France where he was exposed to gas resulting in his repatriation to England before returning to Australia

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