• Prosper Magescas

Army / Flying Corps

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914–1915 Star
  • Birth

    Bordeaux, France

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Joined second batallion

    Gallipoli LE, Italy
    Wednesday, 26 May 1915

  • Gun shot wound to right knee

    Gallipoli LE, Italy
    Wednesday, 26 April 1916

  • Discharged for being medically unfit

    Wednesday, 21 June 1916

  • Re-enlisted

    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Thursday, 3 May 1917

  • Discharged for being medically unfit

    Thursday, 20 September 1917

Stories and comments
    • Prosper Magescas, Man at War
    • Posted by lhalliday, Thursday, 13 November 2014

    Prosper Magescas was born in Bordeaux, France. After being naturalised, he worked at Mort's Dock for Engineer's Coy. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) in February 1915 in Sydney, New South Wales at the age of 27 years. His first deployment was to Gallipoli, for which he earned a 1914-1915 Star Medal. He received a gun wound to his right knee, and in consequence, he returned to Australia, where he was discharged for being medically unfit. He worked in the Small Arms Factory at Lithgow. In May 1917, Magescas re-enlisted in the AIF, lying about his personal information in his attestation papers, including his age, saying he was 26 years old. His second enlistment was approved, however after four months, he was discharged due to his injured knee, once again deemed medically unfit.