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John Albert DODGSON

Regimental number3414
Place of birthElliston, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMount Cooper, Eyre's Peninsula, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Dodgson, Mount Cooper, Eyre's Peninsula, South Australia
Previous military servicePreviously served for 5 months as 659, Private, in 43rd Bn, Mitcham Camp; discharged medically unfit; did not embark.
Enlistment date5 May 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Lincoln, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 31st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.

Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 20 June 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 3 September 1918; transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 6 September 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 6 September 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 September 1918 (influenza); to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 18 September 1918; marched out to rejoin 9th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 30 October 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 February 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 27 February 1919; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 28 February 1919; discharged to duty, 16 March 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 April 1919, and transferred same day to 14th Australian General Hospital (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged to duty, 18 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 32 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 3 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DODGSON John Albert

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