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Thomas GREER

Regimental number2308
Place of birthCo Down, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Greer, Leganany, Co Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 February 1917
Place of enlistmentWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Discharge date19 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2312 Pte James GREER, 12th Light Horse Regiment, effective abroad, (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Port Sydney', 9 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917, and marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar; taken on strength of 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 26 July 1917; detached to Construction Unit, 23 December 1917; moved out from detachment, 30 July 1918; rejoined 4th Training Regiment, Moascar, 31 July 1918; moved out to lines, 15 August 1918; taken on strength of 12 Light Horse Regiment, 16 August 1918.

Found guity at Moascar, 20 August 1918, of losing 20 rounds of ammunition and 2 pouches by neglect, 16 August 1918: awarded fine of 1 day's pay, ordered to pay for lost equipment; forfeited total of 3 days' pay; taken on strength of 4th Australian GMS, 19 September 1918.

Taken ill to hospital, 13 October 1918; admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, 19 October 1918 (malaria, bronchial pneumonia); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 23 October 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 October 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 14 November 1918; discharged to 4th Training Regiment, Moascar, 25 November 1918; moved out to lines, 5 January 1919; rejoined unit from hospital, 8 January 1919; moved out from unit, 28 March 1919; marched into Depot Stores, Cairo, 11 April 1919; moved out from detachment, 14 April 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 15 April 1919. Granted two months' extended leave to the United Kingdom, 23 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Sydney, 19 November 1919 (malaria, disability).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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