|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Other Names||LETSON, John Alfred|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||98 Mercey Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Wife, Ruby Letson, 98 Mercey Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915; after evacuating Gallipoli and proceeding to Mudros, he disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916.
Transferred to 6th Machine Gun Company, Canal Zone, 1 March 1916; taken on strength, Moascar, 9 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 March 1916.
To be Driver, 5 May 1916.
Founf guilty, 22 August 1916, of being absent without leave from 17 August, to 20 August 1916: forfeited a total of 32 days pay.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 16 February 1917 (scabies); transferred to 1st Australian Rest Station, 16 February 1917; rejoined unit, 23 February 1917.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 2 June 1917 (influenza); discharged to duty, 11 June 1917; rejoined unit, 11 June 1917.
Wounded in action, 5 October 1917; admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left elbow); transferred to Ambulance Train No. 18, 7 October 1917; to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 8 October 1917; to England, 11 October 1917; to Lewisham Military Hospital, England, 15 October 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 19 November 1917; discharged, 21 November 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 November 1917.
Sick to Group Hospital, 30 November 1917 (septic arm); admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 10 December 1917 (septic arm); discharged to Training Bn, 19 April 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 April 1918.
Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Hurdcott, 18 May 1918 (micturition); transferred to Fovant Military Hospital, 20 May 1918; discharged, 1 June 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, 1 June 1918; marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymough, 21 June 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Malta', 31 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 28 September 1918; discharged. 4 October 1918 (medically unfit, incontinence of urine).
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalVictory Medal marked returned, 10 May 1923.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LETSON Alfred John|