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John ERIKSON

Regimental number1749
Place of birthSweden
Other trainingArtist
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationBoatbuilder
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs L G Erikson, Western Beach, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 August 1915
Place of death or wounding21st General Hospital, Alexandria
Date of death13 August 1915
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row J, Grave No. 81), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Erick and Christina ERIKSON; husband of Mrs L.G. ERIKSON, Western Beach, Geelong, Victoria

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