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Rice-H-G-ABD-141

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Rice H G      ABD    141    Henry Gordon       1 RAN Bridging Train    24    Carpenter    Single    C of E

Address:    Essendon, Washington St, 29   

Next of Kin:    Rice, Margaret, Mrs, mother, 29 Washington St, Essendon   

Enlisted:    22 Mar 1915       

Embarked:     A39 Port Macquarie 4 Jun 1915  

 

For information about the 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, see http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/1st-royal-australian-naval-bridging-train

 

 

Harold Snape's Diary, 1915 - 30 Apr 1916

https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/57fc8f6bd0cdd12c4077a754

1916

  • Tuesday 4 April: "Request to go to Cairo: Refused, but leave to look for a transfer granted from 1 to 11 p.m. Found spot: 12th Brigade Artillery (a Vic. Brigade) had left Tel-el-kebir for Serapeum, so went to Serapeum by 2 p.m. train & got a letter from a Captain saying he would accept us. Walked along siding rails to NBT camp on Canal & had tea. Came back & caught 7-30 p.m. train to Ismailia. Supper in town & back in camp by 9-30 p.m".
  • Wednesday 5 April: "Up before Bracie & transfer fixed up. Got a lift to the station in a motor lorry. Caught the 2 p.m. train. Walked from Serapeum to 4th Div. Art. HQ on Canal. Tea at NBT then walked back ½ ml on opp. side of railway to 12th Brigade. Slept under wagons. R.Bush, C Harrison, C. Lindley & H. Rice

1917

8 HAROLD SNAPE 3 SEP 1917 to 10 JAN 1918.pdf

  • Sun 21 October. "As usual. Church parade at Y.M.C.A. hut, Reninghelst. Neish & Harry Rice came over & spoke about N.B.T. going home. Fritz bombed at about 5 a.m. Stables 4.30 p.m".

 

 

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