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Thomas GAYNOR

Regimental number641
Place of birthMoate, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, S Gaynor, Machen, Mount Tempe, Moate, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Section
FateReturned to Australia 13 June 1919
Discharge date19 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 19 July 1917; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 19 July 1917; marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, 20 October 1917; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Gratham, 22 October 1917.

Found guilty, 13 December 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 5 pm, 11 December 1917, until 10 am, 12 December 1917: awarded 10 days' detention; forfeited 2 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 1 January 1918; marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, 2 January 1918; marched out to unit, 15 January 1918; taken on strength of 23rd Machine Gun Company, Field, 16 January 1918; appointed Driver, 12 October 1918.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance (influenza), 31 October 1918; to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 October 1918; to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 November 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 9 November 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 17 November 1918, rejoined unit form leave, 3 December 1918; marched out to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 23 April 1919; marched out to England, 28 April 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, 29 April 1919.

Found guilty, 26 May 1919, of (1) being absent without leave from midnight, 20 May 1919; to 10 am, 26 May 1919: dismissed.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 8 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 19 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAYNOR Thomas

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