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John Konrad ERICKSON

Regimental number7232
Date of birth17 July 1889
Place of birthFinland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressPort Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs G P Erickson, c/o Mrs M Periera, Leadenhall Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force for 1 year 12 days (Egypt, Gallipoli): discharged medically unfit.
Enlistment date2 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date4 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Adelaide, 23 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917, and marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington. Marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 October 1917.

Medical Report, 24 September 1917, stated: 'Patient fainted whilst digging trenches on Gallipoli & was taken to No. 16 C[asualty] C[learing] S[tation] whence he was sent to hospital Cairo. Was in the hospital four months when he was returned to New Zealand as he was originally in the New Zealand forces. Was discharged as unfit May 1916. Patient several fainting attacks after discharge. Re-enlisted in Port Pirie S. Aust. Has only just arrived & has been unable to do any drill.'

Commenced return to Australia, 1 November 1917; disembarked Australia, 30 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: cardiac arrythmia), 4 March 1918. Total war service (AIF): 1 year 31 days of which 191 days were abroad.

Medal: British War Medal

1914-15 Star and Victory Medal presumably administered from New Zealand Base Records.

Miscellaneous detailsFather: H. Erickson, 22 Nyjan, Helsingfors, Finland

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