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Thomas PEEL

Regimental number519
Place of birthWallsend, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationButcher
AddressMurrian Street, Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Peel, Murrian Street, Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, Transport Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date23 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 149 Pte William Edward PEEL, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919; 3359 Pte Robert Pugh PEEL, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 16 December 1915.

Transferred to A Company, 30th Bn, as Driver, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 15 March 1916, and posted to No 2 Section, Ferry Post, 15 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to hospital, in the field, 6 October 1916; rejoined unit, 9 October 1916 (no further details recorded).

On leave to England, 6 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 July 1917.

Found guilty, 6 February 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from 4 pm to 8.15 pm, 29 January 1918; (2) drunkenness; (3) being in Paris Plage and not in possession of a Pass contrary to Standing Orders: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to United Kingdom, 15 March 1918; reported as absentee, 4 April 1918; granted extension of leave until 1 May on account of having been detained in error by Assistant Provost Marshal, London. Rejoined unit from leave, 13 April 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 24 March 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 23 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 September 1946
Age at death53
Place of burialWallsend Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEEL Thomas

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