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Merton Ranelagh HODGKISON

Regimental number1485
Place of birthJervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPrinter
AddressMrs Ada Hodgkison, Pearl Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 1.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, O.R. Hodgkison, 'Brooklyn,' Bell Street, West Preston, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in 48th Regiment, Senior Cadets; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date5 October 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 August 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 5 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly enetered on Embarkation Roll as Morton Rowley HODGKINSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HODGKISON Merton Ranelagh

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