Donald Henderson ARTHURSON


ARTHURSON, Donald Henderson

Service Number: 5032
Enlisted: 12 January 1916, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Leichhardt Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Junior Railway Porter
Died: Killed in action, Bullecourt, France, 15 May 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux, France No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Leichhardt War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales
1 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5032, 2nd Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5032, 2nd Infantry Battalion, SS Makarini, Sydney
9 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT A71 Nestor from Sydney
15 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5032, 54th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 54th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Kenneth and Edith Arthurson, Fire Station, Leichhardt, New South Wales

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Brio Dos Santos

War service: Western Front

Enlisted with Reinforcements to the 2nd Batt at the age of 16 yrs. Was transferred to the 54th Batt when the 5th Div was formed in Egypt. Left for France and went into action for the first time in July 1916.