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Rasmussen, Erick John (1897–1960)

Erick John Rasmussen (1897-1960) enlisted in the AIF on 19 July 1915. He gave his occupation as pottery employee. He was described as being 5 feet 8½ inches tall, and had a sallow complexion, light blue eyes, dark brown hair, and weighed 10 stone 8 pounds. He served with the 4th Field Ambulance, rising to corporal, and was discharged in May 1919.

Rasmussen joined the Victorian police force after the war and married Mary Carmel Flynn on 19 April 1922 at St Francis Church, Melbourne; they had four children.

Erick Rasmussen died on 26 February 1960 at Balwyn, Melbourne.

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'Rasmussen, Erick John (1897–1960)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/rasmussen-erick-john-31672/text39146, accessed 22 January 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Rasmussen, Eric
Birth

1897
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Death

26 February 1960
Balwyn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Religious Influence
Occupation
Military Service