John Comus Mitchison

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Comus
Last Name: 
Mitchison
Date of Birth: 
Friday, July 4, 1884
Mother's Name: 
Annie (nee Jackson)
Father's Name: 
Andrew Mitchison
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion Special Tropical Corps (1st enlistment) / 15th Battalion (2nd enlistment)
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 18, 1951
Place of Death: 
Liverpool, New South Wales
Details: 

Private Mitchison (service no. 823, 7792) was born in Mount Kembla.

At the time of enlistment he was working in Newcastle. He embarked on SS Te Anau on 20th November, 1915 for Rabaul. He served for 272 days with D Company of the Naval and Military Special Forces Tropical Corps. He was discharged at his own request on 17th May, 1916.

On the 17th September, 1917 he re-enlisted in Townsville and was allocated to the 15th Battalion, but he did not leave Australia as he was discharged on the 3rd November, 1917 with malaria.

In 1925 he married Alice Taylor.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MITCHISON JOHN COMUS

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