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Melvyn James Sawtell HARRIGAN

Regimental number150
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrazier
AddressCaroll's Creek, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31.10
Height5' 4.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Herbert Harrigan, Caroll's Creek, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember for 2 years, Tenterfield Rifle Club.
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 22 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal (Mechanic)
Unit from Nominal RollNo 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Discharge date19 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mamari', 21 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 4 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: influenza), Sydney, 19 April 1919.
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Carrall's Creek, New South Wales.
Date of death8 August 1970
Age at death87
Place of burialMareeba General Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRIGAN Melvyn James Sawtell

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