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Thomas James PEACOCK

Regimental number7288
Date of birth15 October 1872
Place of birthMelton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFootscray, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 9.25"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E A Peacock, 19 Federal Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 August 1917; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, 1 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (gas blister), and admitted tp 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 September 1917, and then by Ambulance Train No 24 to 10th General Hospital, Rouen; admitted, 21 September 1917. Transferred to England, 19 October 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Monyhull, 20 October 1917 (gassed: severe); discharged, 2 November 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; discharged Melbourne, 22 April 1918, medically unfit (overage and gas burns).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/--/1960
Age at death88

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