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David Frank RAYSON

Regimental number2468
Date of birth3 June 1887
Place of birthPort Broughton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressArno Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.6
Height5' 0"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Rayson, Arno Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A58 Kabinga on 8 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date4 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 4 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 August 1970
Age at death83
Place of burialHappy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAYSON David Frank

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