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John GARTH

Regimental number3937
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJockey
AddressWindsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Garth, 137 Union Street, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 December 1917
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 31st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Discharge date17 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.

Found guilty, at sea on board HT 'Ormonde', 24 March 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that he when arriving on the gangway when asked for a pass answered in a resentful and disrespectful manner: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No, and forfeited (?) days' pay.Marched in to Isolation Camp, Moascar, 4 April 1918.

Marched in to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 21 May 1918.

Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 29 May 1918.

Detached to 9th Mobile Veterinary Section, Damascus, 14 October 1918.

Transferred to hospital, Tripoli, 3 November 1918; admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 27 November 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin)

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Essex', 15 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 17 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 January 1967
Age at death68
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARTH John

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