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Henry Herbert ANTCLIFFE

Regimental number5758
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressEllena Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.25"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Antcliffe, Ellena Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceMember, Commonwealth Rifle Club
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, Divisional Ammunition Column, Cairo, 12 November 1915, and posted to No 2 Section.

Transferred to Divisional Ammunition Dump, Serapeum, 9 February 1916.

Transferred to 21st Howitzer Brigade, Serapeum, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 1 April 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1916 (gun shot wounds, left arm left leg, chest); transferred to England, 13 August 1916, and admitted same day to 1st Eastern General Hospital; transferred to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 December 1916; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 28 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; marched out to 1st Anzac Salvage Corps, 4 April 1917; attached to 1st Australian Division Salvage Company, 7 April 1917.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 17 April 1917 (dhobic itch), transferred same day to 13th Field Ambulance, and then to Divisional Rest Station; to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 April 1917; to Ambulance Train No 16, 27 April 1917, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 April 1917 (tinea); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 12 May 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 28 May 1918; rejoined unit, 15 June 1917.

On leave to England, 3 October 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, Belgium, from leave, 15 October 1917.

On leave to Paris, 15 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 24 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919; re-embarked on board 'Sardinia'; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 6 August 1919.

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

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as AUTCLIFFE; on National Archives website as ANTCLIFF.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANTCLIFFE Henry Herbert

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