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Henry EVEREST

Regimental number708
Place of birthGort, Galway, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma Everest, Cooplands' Yard, Hillgate, Selby, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceServed for 13 years, 18th Hussars (time expired).
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDischarged 26 March 1919
Discharge date26 March 1919
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1 November 1915; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 3 November 1915 (cardiac dilation); to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 9 November 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 10 December 1915.

Found guilty, Kantara, 17 December 1917, of being absent without leave from 1 November to 11 December 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 40 days' pay.

Transferred to Detention Barracks, Abbassia, to undergo 96 hours' imprisonment with hard labour, 21 December 1915.

Admitted to General Hospital, Ghezireh, 25 December 1915; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 31 December 1915.

Rejoined 3rd Light Horse Regiment in Heliopolis, 18 January 1917.

Taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 13 January 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 16 February 1917 (debility); transferred to Convalescent Depot, 30 March 1917.

Found guilty, 19 March 1917, of (1) being absent from his ward at 9:40 and (2) being in possession of alcohol while a patient in hospital: remanded and forfeited 7 days' pay.

Transferred to British Red Cross Convalescent Depot, Montazah, 17 April 1917; marched in to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 29 April 1917.

Found guilty, 1 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 7:00 pm, 25 April 1917 to 10:00 pm, 28 April 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 4 days' pay.

To School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 3 June 1917.

Found guilty, of being absent from 4:30 pm, 7 June to 6:00 am, 9 June 1917: dismissed from the school and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Marched in to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, from School of Instruction, 9 June 1917; on leave to England, 7 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, Moascar, Egypt, 31 January 1918; reported to Australian Headquarters, Cairo, 2 February 1918; marched in to Australian Headquarters, Cairo, from Palestine, 6 July 1918.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Cairo, 2 October 1918 (sick); discharged from hospital and reported to Australian Headquarters, Cairo, 8 October 1918.

Granted 14 days' sick leave, 8 October 1918; granted extension of leave for 7 days', 22 October 1918; granted extension of leave for 7 days', 29 October 1918.

Admitted to 14th General Hospital, Port Said, 6 November 1918 (D.A.H.); transferred to Rest Camp, 18 November 1918; to 12th General Hospital, Alexandria, 9 January 1919; to England, 9 February 1919; admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England, 27 February 1919; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 7 March 1919.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 21 March 1919; discharged, England, 26 March 1919 (demobilisation of the Australian Imperial Force); marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Codford, 28 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVEREST Henry

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