Clarence Roland Gawn MEDHURST

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MEDHURST, Clarence Roland Gawn

Service Number: 180
Enlisted: 24 November 1915, Warwick, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Killarney, Queensland, 30 October 1897
Home Town: Killarney, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Mountain View State School
Occupation: Saw-miller
Died: Died of Illness (meningitis), Tidworth, England, 19 November 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Killarney War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 180, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Warwick, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 180, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 180, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney

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Biography

"Our Killarney correspondent writes:— "The death of Private Clarence Medhurst, third son of Mr.and Mrs. R. R. Medhurst, of Spring Creek, Killarney, is reported. Deceased was only 19 years of age, and enlisted in the 42nd Battalion about 12 months ago. After training in Brisbane he was sent away last May to complete his training at Salisbury Plains, England. There he contracted illness with fatal results. Great sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents and family. Deceased by his quiet unassuming ways had made a large circle of friends, who were saddened on receiving the news." - from the Warwick Examiner and Times 09 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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