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John PEKIN

Regimental number57453
Date of birth17 October 1894
Place of birthCamperdown, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Occupation Railway porter
AddressLeura, Camperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr James Pekin, Leura, Camperdown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Victorian Light Horse (volunteer)
Enlistment date6 May 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name4th General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (Victoria)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 17 August 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date9 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dongola', 24 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 9 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEKIN John

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