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Samuel John EMERSON

Regimental number1541
Place of birthPorterdown, Co Armagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDorrigo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 4"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Emerson, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1915
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Discharge date7 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 31922 Driver Joseph Edward EMERSON, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to Convalescent Camp, Port Said, 28 December 1915 (enteric).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Commonwealth', 21 January 1916.

Re-embarked form Sydney, 26 April 1916, on board HMAT A 39 'Port Macquarie', as 1541 Private, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement.

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 22 July 1916.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 12 October 1917; rejoined unit, 22 October 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 June 1918 (malaria); transferred to Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 July 1918; rejoined unit, 10 September 1918.

Admitted to Scottish Horse Field Ambulance, 25 June 1918 (pyrexia); discharged, 26 June 1918; rejoined unit, Jerusalem, 9 October 1918.

Attached to Farrier School, Moascar, 20 December 1918; rejoined unit, Rafa, from attachment, 12 February 1919.

Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom, 12 April 1919; granted leave, 23 April-24 May 1919. Marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery Convalescent Camp, Heytesbury, 24 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Prinz Ludwig', 9 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 7 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EMERSON Samuel John

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