David Frank RAYSON

Badge Number: S128801, Sub Branch: Port Lincoln
S128801

RAYSON, David Frank

Service Number: 2468
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia, 3 June 1887
Home Town: Arno Bay, Cleve, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, 17 August 1970, aged 83 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln
Memorials: Cleve WW1 Honor Roll, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2468, 9th Light Horse Regiment
8 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2468, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kabinga, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2468, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

David Rayson was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Ann (nee Gray) Rayson of Port Broughton and later Arno Bay.  David was born at Port Broughton on 3 June 1887. A farmer, he was 28 years old when he enlisted at Kimba on 8 February 1916.

David was appointed to 17th Reinforcements 9 Light Horse Regiment and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT A58 “Kabinga” on 8 May 1916. In Egypt he was taken on strength of 4 Coy Imperial Camel Corps on 10 August.

Throughout 1916 and 1917 he served with 2nd, 3rd and 4th Anzac Battalions Imperial Camel Brigade until the Camel Corps was reorganised in June 1918 and he was transferred to the Light Horse. Davis was taken on strength of 9 Light Horse on 4 September. After the war David was granted leave to England and sailed on 9 July.  He embarked from England aboard SS “Port Sydney” on 22 September 1919 and disembarked in Australia on 10 November. David was discharged in Adelaide on 4 December 1919

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