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Letson, Alfred John (39)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 13 February 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 39 view online service record

98 Moray Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Ruby Letson (wife)
98 Moray Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion

RTA: Wednesday, 31 July 1918
Discharged: Friday, 4 October 1918

Brothers: Charles Arthur Letson and Stanley Gordon Letson

Private, 2 Machine Gun Battalion, died from illness, 29 May, 1921, 11 AGH, Caulfield, aged 32 

39 (Mother: Mary Rose LETSON, wife: Ruby LETSON, born Port Melbourne, educated ?,   Enlisted 98 Moray Street, South Melbourne , returned July 1918 with urinary tract infection, died 29 May 1921 11 AGH Caulfield from abscesses on a gunshot wound to the thigh, interred Booroondara Cemetery. Brothers, Charles Arthur and Stanley Gordon LETSON enlisted from their mother’s address at 49 Market Street, South Melbourne.  Charles died returned to Australia on 30 May 1919 and died in No 11 Australian General Hospital, Kooyong Road, Caulfield of nephritis (chronic inflammation of the kidneys) on 26 February 1920 and is also buried in the Booroondara General Cemetery, Kew (South Melbourne  Roll)

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