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Henry DUKE

Regimental number3617
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
True NameDUKE, Henry Shillington
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBradshaws Creek, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40.7
Height5' 8.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R A Duke, Bradshaws Creek, Tasmania
Enlistment date22 August 1917
Place of enlistmentScottsdale, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date7 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 24 December 1918; disembarked, 11 February 1919, awaiting onward transport to Tasmania; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, abdomen), Hobart, 7 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 December 1925
Age at death48
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUKE Henry

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