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Eric Sydney Dickson KAGLUND

Regimental number59
Date of birth19 October 1892
Place of birthYouaka, New South Wales
AddressVictoria Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMrs A Kaglund, 191 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 2 months in the Australian Light Horse; resigned.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal Shoeing Smith
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollArtillery Details
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 20 November 1915 (pyrexia); transferred to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 26 November 1915; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 20 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Suffolk', 29 January 1916; arrived Australia, 8 March 1916 (post typhoid and debility).

Returned to duty, 2nd Military District, 13 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee R59 Eric Sydney Dickson KAGLUND for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KAGLUND Eric Sydney Dickson

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