David Benjamin EXCELL

EXCELL, David Benjamin

Service Number: 6077
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 15 June 1893
Home Town: Tumby Bay, Tumby Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wheelwright
Died: 21 May 1982, aged 88 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Murray Bridge (Adelaide Road) Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 6077, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
6 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 6077, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Unclaimed pay awaiting 6077 - Private Excell DB 17th Bbattalion April 1919.

Biography contributed by tony griffin

David Excell was the son of John and Sarah Excell of Port Broughton where John was a railway employee. David was  born at Port Broughton in 1893. A wheelwright at Tumby Bay, he was 22 years old when he enlisted on 11 March 1916.

David was appointed to 17th Reinforcements 27 Battalion and embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT A19 “Afric” on 6 November 1916 and disembarked in Plymouth on 9 January 1917. David never made it to the battlefields of the western front. His records give no indication for the reason he was declared medically unfit and returned to Australia.

David embarked from England aboard Hospital Ship A14 “Euripides” and was discharged on 26 October 1917.