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Thomas McCULLOUGH

Regimental number2490
Place of birthBroughshane, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTilelayer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.25"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert McCullough, Ballybeg, Broughshame, Antrim, Ireland
Previous military service27th Infantry
Enlistment date18 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Divisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916

Taken on strength, No 3 Command Depot, 13 October 1916.

Found guilty, 27 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 7.30 am, 25 October, to 9.00 pm, 26 October 1916: awarded 2 days’ confined to camp; forfeited a total of 2 days’ pay.

Marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 31 October 1916.

Found guilty, 30 December 1916, of being absent without leave from 12.00 am, 26 December, to 9.00 pm, 28 December 1916: awarded 7 days’ confined to camp; forfeited a total of 6 days’ pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; marched into 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 17 January 1917; proceeded to join unit, 18 January 1917; taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, 20 January 1917.

Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 13 January 1918; rejoined unit, 4 February 1918.

Detached for duty to 1st Australian Division Headquarters, France, 21 May 1918; rejoined unit, 27 May 1918.

Detached for duty to 64th Artillery Brigade, 27 May 1918; rejoined unit, 29 May 1918.

Detached for duty to 64th Artillery Brigade, 4 June 1918; rejoined unit, 1 August 1918.

Transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Train, 11 October 1918; appointed Driver, 11 October 1918.

Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 15 January 1919; rejoined unit, 2 February 1919.

Marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 11 March 1919; detached to Base Remounts, 13 March 1919; rejoined unit, 15 March 1919.

Detached to 1st Infantry Brigade Group, 1 April 1919; rejoined unit, 19 April 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 2 May 1919; embarked for England, 15 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 16 May 1919; marched into No 1 Group, Sutton Veny, 16 May 1919.

Marched into Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 4 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Ceramic’, 9 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1919; discharged, 17 November 1919.

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

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