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Thomas William BEVERIDGE

Regimental number5410
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
AddressHavelock Street, Waratah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Beveridge, same address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDivisional Train, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Australian Divisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date4 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 16 May 1915; discharged to Base Records, 21 June 1915: total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days.

Found guilty, Alexandria, 30 May 1915, of being absent without leave: awarded 2 days' forfeiture of pay.

Attached to 20th Depot Unit of Supply, Alexandria, 9 July 1915.

Joined No 2 Company, ASC, Gallipoli, 19 July 1915.

Returned to Alexandria, 23 July 1915.

Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 31 July 1915; transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Hospital, 17 August 1915; discharged to 15th General Hospital, 11 October 1915.

Admitted to 15th General Hospital, 11 October 1915 (tonsillitis); discharged to Ras el Tin Convalescent Hospital, 18 October 1915.

Transferred to No 3 Company, ASC, 4 December 1915, and taken on strength as Private.

Appointed Driver, 5 December 1915.

Admitted to Notts & Derby Field Ambulance, Matruh, 15 December 1915 (venereal sore); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Mustafa, 16 December 1916; discharged to duty, 19 December 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Western Frontier Force, Matruh, 14 January 1916; rejoined unit, Matruh, 15 January 1916.

Admitted to 16th Stationary Hospital, Matruh, 23 February 1916 (wart on penis); discharged to unit, 3 March 1916; total period of tratment for venereal disease [gonorrhoea]: 10 days).

Transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Train for temporary attachment, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 22 March 1916; discharged to duty, 29 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 8 days.

Reported for duty, 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, whilst awaiting transport, 22 April 1916.

Found guilty, 27 April 1916, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 26 April, till 3 pm, 27 April 1916: forfeited 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Itonus', 10 June 1916; disembarked Sydney, 3 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 4 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 7449 Thomas William BEVERIDGE for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEVERIDGE Thomas William

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