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John Alexander URQUHART

Regimental number3575
Date of birth11 June 1889
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMarine engineer
Address23 Calder Street, St Kilda, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs Margaret Stewart, 23 Calder Street, St Kilda, Dunedin, New Zealand
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to Gallipoli, 14 July 1915; transferred to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 6 September 1915. Contracted enteric fever; evacuated to England from Alexandria on board HS 'Karoola', 23 September 1915. Admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 5 October 1915. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged (medical unfitness), 23 August 1916.

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

Date of death24 September 1966
Age at death77

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