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Ernest Charles MATHESON

Regimental number722
Place of birthCairns, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEudunda, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 9.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Blanche Marshall, Eudunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 6 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name is Charles
Discharge date25 January 1918
Other details

war service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Commenced return to Australia ; discharged (medically unfit: wounded: gun shot wound causing blindness), Adelaide, 25 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 December 1965
Age at death73
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATHESON Ernest Charles

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