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Regimental number6976
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
AddressSamson Creek, Strathpine, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E C Gilvear, Samson Vale, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4496 Lance Corporal Alexander Smith GILVEAR, 9th Bn, killed in action, 7 May 1917; 6560 Pte James Smith GILVEAR, 4th Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919; 66 Pte John GILVEAR, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 30 June 1918; 65 Corporal Kenneth GILVEAR, 11th Machine Gun Company, killed in action, 15 April 1918; 2428 Pte Robert GILVEAR, 47th Bn, killed in action, 28 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 8 November 1919.

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

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