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Arthur Alexander LARSEN

Regimental number3190
Place of birthCanterbury, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCanterbury, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florrie Larsen, 31 McGregor Street, Canterbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for military service on account of teeth).
Enlistment date16 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of disease 29 September 1918
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, the same day.

Marched out to 6th Division, 28 April 1917; transferred to, and taken on strength of 67th Bn, Windmill Hill, 29 April 1917.

Marched out of 63rd Draft Bn, 19 September 1917, and transferred to 59th Bn on marching out.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 15 October 1917; taken on strength of 59th Bn, 26 October 1917.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 10 October 1918, and transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, the same day (influenza).

Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 18 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LARSEN Arthur Alexander

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