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James Edward CARLSON

Regimental number64331
Date of birth23 February 1900
Place of birthByangun, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRaff Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMrs Eva Matilda Carlson, North Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Junior Cadets, Bulimba.
Enlistment date10 April 1918
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements (Queensland) (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Malta on 16 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date13 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Sydney, 16 October 1918; admitted to ship's hospital; at sea, 16 november 1918; discharged, 17 November 1918 (temporary influenza)disembarked Suez, 22 November 1918.

Found guilty, District Court Martial, 17 November 1918, of when on Active Service committing a civil offence, viz. stealing, when on HT 'Malta', 1 November 1918, entering No 2 Hold and removing ship's cargo: awarded 14 days' detention.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 29 December 1918; discharged to duty, 23 January 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 26 days.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 29 January 1919 (gonorrhoea); discharged to duty, 14 February 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 17 days.

Joined 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Jerusalem, 18 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, to disembark Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 13 May 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARLSON James Edward

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