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James OLSON

Regimental number562
Date of birth24 March 1892
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Other NamesOLSON, Einar James
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 7"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Olsen, 25 Nelson Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date22 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dongala', 24 July 1919, ; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 22 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February 1968
Age at death75
SourcesNAA: B2455, OLSON James

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