John ERIKSON

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ERIKSON, John

Service Number: 1749
Enlisted: 6 January 1915, Enlisted at Geelong.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Farlof, Sweden, 1873
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boatbuilder
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wound to the chest and thigh, 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 13 August 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row J, Grave 81 Headstone inscription reads: So He giveth his beloved rest
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1749, Enlisted at Geelong.
14 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1749, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1749, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
29 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1749, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot would to the left arm
9 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1749, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Wound 2nd occasion. Gunshot wound to the chest and thigh causing a compound fracture

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of Erick and Christina Erikson; husband of Louisa G. Erikson of Western Beach, Geelong, Vic. Father of Carl Harold Erikson

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Reserves and Rifle Clubs

A trained Artist