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James William SWENSON

Regimental number1979
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
OccupationTimber getter
AddressKingston, South Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Swenson, Parkridge, Kingston, South Coast Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date27 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left thigh), Brisbane, 27 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SWENSON James William

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