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Cuthbert Murchison FETHERSTONHAUGH

Date of birth10 February 1879
Place of birthNorth Shore, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, North Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Victoria Shaw Fetherstonhaugh, c/o New Zealand Loan & Mercantile, Bridge Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year (1899) in the 3rd Mounted Infantry; 1 year 6 months in 3rd Mounted Rifles: unit disbanded
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Discharge date20 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 19 January 1919 (malaria); disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged), 20 June 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 26 March 1942; discharged, 17 December 1943, as N353347 Lt Colonel, E Group, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FETHERSTONHAUGH Cuthbert Murchison

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