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John Fleming McDOUGALL

Regimental number2050
Date of birth26 January 1890
Place of birthClare, South Australia
SchoolClare Public School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationIronmonger
AddressClare, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Catherine McDougall, Clare, South Australia
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBQMS
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date12 August 1919
Other details

War Service: Promoted to Provisional Corporal 1 December 1915; reverted to Private 1 January 1916. Embarked from Australia 10 February 1916; taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 8 March 1916; transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, Serapeum, 21 April 1916; taken on strength of 4th Divisional Artillery Column and posted to No. 2 Section. Promoted to temporary Battery Quarter Master Sergeant.

Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked from the "Oriana" at Marseilles, 13 June 1916. Promoted to Battery Quarter Master Sergeant.

On leave to UK 31 August 1918; rejoined unit in the field 21 September. Marched out for return to Australia 22 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, England 1 April 1919; embarked for return to Australia per "Devanha" 8 May 1919. Discharged 12 August 1919, Adelaide.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death29 August 1957
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, Victoria

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