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Mervyn Arthur STRAUGHAIR

Regimental number489
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
SchoolBendigo Central School No 1976, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Ascot', Wills Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs Straughair, 'Ascot', Wills Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Bendigo Central School No 1976 Honor Roll (now in Camp Hill Primary School). Inscription reads: 'Fighters in the Great War for Empire, Dominions, Allies'.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death24 April 1959
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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