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Alton Leslie TICEHURST

Regimental number17523
Place of birthBurrowa, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith and farrier
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Ticehurst, 376 Park Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for military service on account of being medically unfit.
Enlistment date2 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentShoeing Smith
Unit nameCavalry Divisional Signal Squadron 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollShoeing Smith
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian & New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 22 March 1919
Discharge date15 May 1919
Other details

War service: India, Mesopotamia

Embarked from Sydney, 9 May 1917; disembarked Basrali, India, 25 June 1917. Admitted to hospital (malaria), 4 July 1917; discharged from hospital, 11 January 1918.

Transferred to Anzac Wireless Squadron, 17 March 1918. Admitted to hospital, Baghdad (malaria), 25 July 1918; discharged from hospital, 2 August 1918. Admitted to hospital, Baghdad (malaria), 10 August 1918; discharged from hospital, 18 August 1918. Admitted to 39th Field Ambulance (malaria), 25 October 1918; discharged to Convalescent Depot, 28 October 1918.

Embarked on board 'Northbrook', 26 February 1919, and struck off strength of Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force; disembarked Bombay, 5 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Janus' from Calcutta, 21 March 1919; disembarked in Adelaide; discharged, 15 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death5 December 1972
Place of burialSofala Cemetery, Bathurst, New South Wales

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