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Regimental number2244
Place of birthLyonsville, Victoria
OccupationCab driver
AddressHargrave Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Peter Petterson, Phoenix Street, Maldon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Citizen Military Forces, Castlemaine, Victoria.
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Discharge date27 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 14 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1916. Wounded in action, 26 September 1917; rejoined unit, 13 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Euripides', 3 September 1916; disembarked in Melbourne, 20 October 1919; discharged, 27 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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