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Reuben Daniel OLSSON

Regimental number7515
Place of birthBlayney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressKellys Plains, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0.25"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFoster Mother, Mrs N A Waugh, Cloverlea, Ebor via Armidale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of varicocele)
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 23 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 12 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as OLLSSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, OLSSON Reuben Daniel

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