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Donald Francis McPHERSON

Regimental number14614
Place of birthViolet Town, Victoria
Addressc/o Mrs W. Luscombe, Violet Town, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W. Luscombe, Violet Town, Victoria
Enlistment date7 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps Details
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date8 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 38520 Driver William Melton McPHERSON, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 8 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched in to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 3 October 1917.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Larkhill, 10 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 January 1918; taken on strength, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 15 January 1918, and posted to 43rd Battery.

Wounded in action, 16 October 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg); admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, 17 October 1918; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 21 October 1918; to England, 2 November 1918, and admitted to Devonport Military Hospital, 4 November 1918 (wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 December 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoa', 28 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 8 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McPHERSON Donald Francis

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