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Regimental number3867
Place of birthBorrisleigh, Co Tipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinBrother, D Mackay, 51 Main Street, Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Discharge date15 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 22 November 1915; disembarked Egypt, 14 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 July 1916 (contusion, stomach); admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916, and transferred same day to 29th Casualty Clearing Station; to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 24 July 1916; to No 3 Convalescent Depot, 4 August 1916; discharged to duty, 8 August 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 16September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 9 October 1916 (trench feet); discharged to duty, 17 October 1916.

Reported missing in action, 16 April 1917; subsequently reported captured at Lagnicourt, wounded right hand, prisoner of war interned at Gef Lager, Dulmen Westf.

Repatriated to England; arrived in England, 26 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 5 May 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 11 June 1919; discharged, Perth, 15 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACKAY Thomas

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