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David James GARLAND

Regimental number15985
Date of birth10 March 1896
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUniversity engineer student
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Garland, Bellevue Avenue, Enoggera, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets, New Zealand; one year in Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameAustralian Wireless Squadron 1, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mooltan on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Wireless Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1917
Discharge date27 May 1918
Other details

War service: Basrah, Mesopotamia,

Commenced return to Australia from India on board HT 'Assaye', 10 January 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatic fever), 27 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 29 July 1940; discharged, 18 January 1945, as Q185343 Lt Colonel, 1st Australian Construction Engineers (Workshops) Headquarters, Queensland Line of Communication Area.

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