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John Livingstone GUNSON

Regimental number52823
Date of birth28 May 1897
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
OccupationFarmer
AddressBunyip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4"
Weight104 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Gunson, Kooweerup, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Geelong, for 2 years; exempt area for service in Citizen Military Forces under Compulsory Training scheme.
Enlistment date4 March 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 December 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name2nd General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (Victoria)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 10 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date22 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 10 June 1918; disembarked Suez, 17 July 1918, and marched in to Central Training Depot, Moascar.

Allotted to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 1 September 1918; taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 4 September 1918.

Admitted to 24th General Hospital, Alexandria, 2 January 1919 (tonsilitis); transferred same day to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 22 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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