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Vernon John DORMAN

Regimental number285
Place of birthPenfield, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBeulah, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs V J Dorman, Beulah, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember, Rosbery Rifle Club, for 8 years.
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Place of enlistmentWarracknabeal, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 2 January 1919

Lieutenant


Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 3 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date3 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

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

Wounded in action, 1 June 1915 (gun shot wound, right flank, penetrating abdomen); admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 2 June 1915; transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Egypt, 9 June 1915; to New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 20 June 1915. Re-embarked from Alexandria for Gallipoli. 21 July 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 7 August 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Assaye', Gallipoli, 8 September 1915 (bullet wound, back); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 September 1915; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 11 September 1915; to Australian & New Zealand Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 25 October 1915; discharged to duty, 15 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 3rd Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 6 March 1916. Appoinmted Squadron Quartermaster -Sergeant, Tel el Kebir, 13 March 1916.

Transferred to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 24 February 1917.

With Regiment in Jericho, Palestine, 26 April 1918.

Marched out to Cadet School, Zeitoun, Egypt, 31 August 1918. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 2 January 1919.

Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 10 March 1919.

Promoted Lieutenant, 3 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 August 1919; appointment terminated, 3 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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