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Regimental number508
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah J Gordon, 29 North Street, St Andrews, Fifeshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date4 February 1920
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 10 August 1916.

Detached to Imperial Camel Corps and taken on strength, 9 September 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Corps Brigade, 11 November 1916.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, and subsequently transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 28 March 1917 (rheumatism); discharged to ICC Details, 18 April 1917. Taken on strength, No 4 Company, ICC, Ferry Post, 18 May 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 15 December 1917; discharged, 28 December 1917; taken on strength, 4th Company, ICC, 11 January 1918.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 1 March 1918 (accidental self-inflicted injury, sprained wrist, not serious: soldier on duty and was not to blame; no disciplinary action necessary); rejoined unit, Rafa, 1 March 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 5 May 1918 (boils); transferred to Rest Camp, 11 June 1918; joined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 27 July 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, 2 October 1918; transferred to Desert Mounted Column Rest Camp, Port Said, 31 October 1918; rejoined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 29 November 1918.

Embarked Port Said on board HT 'Caledonia' for United Kingdom leave, 12 April 1919.

Married Jane Halkerston, spinster, aged 29, at St Leonard's Established Church of Scotland, St Andrews, 9 June 1919.

Discharged in England, 4 February 1920.

Total war service: 5 years 60 days (of which 4 years 248 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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