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Regimental number2607
Date of birth19 June 1894
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
OccupationMechnical Engineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 6.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, John McPherson, 17 Westbourne Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 5th Field Company Engineers, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date6 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 6 July 1919.

Medlas: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McPHERSON John

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