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Cecil Vivian BACKHOUSE

Regimental number6213
Date of birth312 July 1894
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.6
Height5' 9.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Backhouse, Avenue Road, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Reserve for 18 months; left of own accord.
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date1 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 1 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S213351.
Date of death30 August 1957
Age at death63
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACKHOUSE Cecil Vivian

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