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Nils Arthur ERIKSON

Regimental number6317
Place of birthLeuland, Marieharin, Finland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationFarm hand
AddressBruce Rock, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hilda Wilhemina Erikson, Wessingsboda, Lemland, Russia
Enlistment date10 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6317a
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 18 February 1917; taken on strength, 27th Bn,12 June 1917. Transferred to 28th Bn, 12 June 1917; letter 'A' added to number, 13 June 1917. Sick to hospital, 11 October 1917 (no details recorded); rejoined unit, 12 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 25 December 1917 (no details recorded); rejoined unit, 28 December 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 January 1918 (scabies); rejoined unit, 23 January 1918. Proceeded on English leave, 20 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 March 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 May 1918 (syphilis); transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 13 May 1918; to Base Depot, 5 July 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 61 days. Proceeded to rejoin unit, 9 July 1918; en route admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 July 1918; transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, and by Ambulance Train to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 July 1918: discharged to Base Depot, 21 October 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 101 days.

On leave to England, 8 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 24 January 1919.

Marched out to United Kingdom, 11 April 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 24 July 1919; discharged, 31 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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