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Allen McDonald MAYGER

Regimental number14271
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraphist
Address23 Roslyn Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Daisy Mayger, 23 Roslyn Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 17 months in 16th Bn (Signals), Citizen Military Forces, Newcastle; 1.3 years in Infantry, Deniliquin.
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Australian Wireless Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Morea on 30 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 8 March 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name two spellings Allen and Allan
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date3 September 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Mesopotamia

Embarked Melbourne, 30 May 1916; disembarked Basra, Mesopotamia, 5 July 1916.

Admitted to 33rd British General Hospital, Basrah, 4 November 1916; invalided to India, 6 December 1916 (myalgia), and admitted to Victoria War Hospital.

Embarked Bombay for Egypt, 2 January 1917; disembarked Alexandria, 16 January 1917.

Admitted to 19th General Hospital, 17 January 1917; transferred to Montazah Convalescent Hospital, 20 February 1917 (debility after enteric); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 2 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 8 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism and debility post-enteric), Sydney, 3 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 October 1961
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAYGER Allen McDonald

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