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Eric Waldemar ERICKSSON

Regimental number3359
Place of birthHolnsford, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPrince of Wales Hotel, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Adelia Ericksson, Fradrilzation 18, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 28th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 11 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Other details

War service: India, Egypt

Joined Signal Service Depot, Poona, 9 February 1918. Proceeded to Bombay for embarkation for Egypt, 22 March 1918; embarked for Egypt, 31 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 10 April 1918.

Found guilty, 14 June 1918, of while on active service (1) forcing a sentry, (2) attempting to escape while under arrest on 11 June: awarded forfeiture of 14 days' pay.

Marched out to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 29 June 1918; transferred to 1st Light Horse Regiment, 1 July 1918. Detached to Duran Area Stores Guard, 17 August 1918; rejoined Regiment, 24 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulimaroa' from Kantara, 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, to disembark Sydney; discharged, 24 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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