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Thomas McEVOY

Regimental number6074
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPakenham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinUncle, Thomas McEvoy, 27 Rathdown Road, Phibsboro Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 September 1916; marched in to Larkhill, 23 September 1916.

Found guilty, 2 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 6:00 am, 1 November to 11:30 pm, 2 November 1916: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to join Bn, 23 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 10 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 15 February 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 June 1917 (gassed); discharged to duty, 14 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 August 1917; admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Carmeis, 3 August 1917 (gun shot wound to back); transferred to England, 7 August 1917; admitted to Merrington Military Hospital, England, 7 August 1917; discharged from hospital and on leave, 9 October to 23 October 1917; marched in to Longbridge Deverill, from Hurdcott Command Depot, 5 January 1918; marched out to 3rd Training Brigade, 2 February 1918.

Charged with being absent without leave from 13 October to 12 November 1917: charges dismissed on medical grounds.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 May 1918; marched in to Havre, England, 21 May 1918; marched out to unit, 24 May 1918; taken on strength of 46th Bn, 29 May 1918.

Found guilty, 27 September 1918, of drunkenness: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Marched in to Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 23 November 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, and reported to Weymouth Command Depot, 1 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 25 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 February 1919; discharged, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal (both returned 10 May 1923)

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