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Theo. Eric GOVAN

Regimental number3727
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFireman
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H. B. Govan, 'Aylestone,' Ballam Street, Kingswood, South Australia
Enlistment date16 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 34th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Mother wrote to Camp Commandant, Mitcham, 28 August 1917, withholding her consent to his 'leaving Australia before January next, as he will not attain the age of 19 years until July 26th 1918.'

Disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918; transferred to 1st Machine Gun Squadron, 5 June 1918.

To Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 7 July 1918; to Quarantine Camp, Abbassia, 12 July 1918; discharged to School of Instruction, 26 July 1918; rejoined 1st Machine Gun Training Squadron, 17 August 1918. Taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Squadron, 7 October 1918. Appointed Driver, 8 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged, 12 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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