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Melvin John SAINT

Regimental number2927
Date of birth29 July 1889
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.7
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isobel Rachael Tait Saint, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the 17th Australian Light Horse Regiment; 4 years in the 24th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date11 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 15 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 11 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1971
Age at death81
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAINT Melvin John

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