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Verney Asser


58th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • Unknown

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Robur
  • Planted By: E. Bennett
  • Plaque: 2188

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Porter by trade, Verney ASSER was 28 years and single when enlisted on the 1st of March 1916 in the Australian Imperial Force, Number 296, in Cairo, Egypt. Previous military service was in the Instructional Staff, Australia. Found guilty, 25 September 1916, of being out of bounds, 2nd Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 24 September 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to camp. Found guilty, 1 November 1916, of when on Active Service being absent without leave, returning off pass from 2130 to 0600 (8.5 hours): forfeited 15 days' pay; total total: 16 days' pay. Found guilty, 23 November 1916, of being absent off fatigue duty from 10.30 to 11.30: awarded 3 days' confined to camp. Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 7 January 1917 (gastritis); transferred same day to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen; to England, 17 January 1917 (gastritis, debility); admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 19 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 19 February 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 6 March 1917. Attended a course in the Lewis Gun at Tidworth Camp, 16-25 August 1917: passed 2nd Class. Appointed Acting Corporal, 24 October 1917. Tree No.2188

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour