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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Private Samuel Minnett

5/4/1891
Born at Avenbury, Herford, England
4/1/1916
Enlisted at Melbourne in the AIF, 5th Reinforcements, 29th Battalion, aged nearly 25
14/3/1916
Embarked aboard the HMAT A68 Anchises
Disembarked in Egypt
21/6/1916
Embarked from Alexandria, Egypt
29/6/1916
Disembarked at Marseilles, France
2/8/1916
Joined unit from reinforcements
12/12/1916
Admitted to hospital, France - appendicitis
18/1/1917
Rejoined unit
14/2/1917
AWL 7 hours - award 4 days confinement 2 days loss of pay
2/8/1917
Absent from Tatoo Roll Call - forfeit one days pay
9/10/1917
Wounded in action just after the Battle of Polygon Wood- shell wound to right thigh
17/10/1917
Admitted to the 1st East General Hospital, Cambridge, England
30/11/1917
Transferred to 1st London General Hospital
14/12/1917
Discharged to furlough
27/1/1918
AWL for two days - award six days loss of pay
23/4/1918
To 5th Division Signal School (14th Training Battalion) for course of instruction
29/5/1918
AWL one day - award 5 days loss of pay
30/8/1918
To Signal School - either he was still there or he returned
13/9/1918
Rejoined unit in the field - France
28/9/1918
Wounded in action during the attack on St Quentin Canal - gunshot wound to the left shoulder (severe)
29/9/1918
Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Harvre, France
2/10/1918
Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, England
7/1/1919
Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital
21/1/1919 - 5/2/1919
Discharged to furlough
23/3/1919
Embarked from Liverpool aboard the HMT Czar - gunshot wound left shoulder
10/4/1919
Transhipped to HS Dongla at Alexandria, Egypt
16/5/1919
Returned to Australia
18/1/1920
Discharged from the AIF
1941
Enlisted in the Australian Army at South Melbourne - V14139
1944
Discharged from the Australian Army - private 17th Garrison Battalion
1963
Died at Heidelberg, VIC, aged 72

Last updated by lee, Sun, 29 Aug 2021 12:09:44