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Number Private 1614

Battalion 8th Battalion

Place of Birth Leongatha

Next of Kin His father, Harper Wasson of Congupna

Date and place of enlistment Shepparton 18/11/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 2 months,

Religion Methodist

Occupation labourer

The end of his service

He suffered a gun shot wound to the right forearm and
was taken to England on 2/12/1916. He was discharged
from duty on 28/4/1917. He then returned to Australia and was placed in a hospital. Samuel was discharged from the army in 1919 on a pension. He died on 28/4/1924 in Caulfield Hospital Melbourne

Location of grave or memorial unknown

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His mother was formerly Mary Gostelow

Military History

18/11/14 he enlisted in Shepparton
19/2/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMTS Runic
He was 4 years in the senior cadets
2/12/16 He was in England after receiving a gun shot wound to the right forearm
28/4/1917 He was discharged from hospital
He was returned to Australia and was placed in hospital.
He was discharged in 1919
He was given a war pension
28/4/24 He died in Caulfield Hospital


WASSON, Samuel J

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