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Thomas Frederick RAINE

Regimental number3162
Place of birthMain Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolKangaroo Point State School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
Address24 Enmore Road, Newtown, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs K. Raine, 24 Enmore Road, Newtown, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 5 years with 1st Bn Artillery, Brisbane, and 1 year with the Senior Cadets, Brisbane, Qld.
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentActing Lance Sergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Place of death or woundingDied of wounds, Australia
Date of death30 March 1919
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot Select?, Grave No. 7433), Sydney, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Kathleen RAINE, 12 Waltram Street, Bondi, New South Wales. Native of Brisbane. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 575 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Henry Bernard RAINE, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 17th Bn, Alexandria, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 6 June 1916; admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 7 June 1916 (shrapnel wound, knee); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 9 June 1916; discharged, 2 July 1916; rejoined unit, 3 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 26 July 1916 (second occasion); admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 28 July 1916 (ankle); to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 12 August 1916 (not yet diagnosed); marched into No 2 Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 September 1916.

Rejoined 17th Bn, 21 September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Divisional Rest Station, 6 October 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 15 October 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 8 November 1916; rejoined unit, 28 November 1916.

Admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 February 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station, 15 February 1917; discharged, 27 February 1917; rejoined unit, 28 February 1917.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 9 October 1917, and remained on duty.

Admitted to 1/1 West Riding Field Ambulance, 12 November 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 14 General Hospital, Boulogne, 26 November 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 9 December 1917; discharged to No 3 Rest Camp, 10 December 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 13 December 1917.

Rejoined unit, 13 December 1917.

Wounded in action (4th occasion), 1 April 1918, and admitted to No 75 Field Ambulance the same day (gassed); discharged, 3 April 1918; rejoined unit, 4 April 1918.

Admitted to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 May 1918 (gastric ulcer); transferred to No 10 Ambulance Train, 27 May 1918; to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 27 May 1918; to England, 31 May 1918; to Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 1 June 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 1 July 1918; discharged to furlough, 2 July 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 16 July 1918.

Found guilty, 18 September 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 17 September 1918, until 0220 hours, 19 September 1918: award, admonished and forfeits 2 days' pay.

Charged with, 1 November 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 11 October 1918, until 0800 hours, 26 October 1918: award, dismissed.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 9 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramio', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 14 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died from heart disease.

Died from the effects of gas poisoning.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAINE Thomas Frederick

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