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Thomas RICE

Regimental number7823
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGumble, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, F. Rice, Gumble, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 November 1917
Place of enlistmentOrange, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date4 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, 20 April 1918, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 July 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 18 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 20 July 1918; taken on strength of 4th Bn, 23 July 1918.

Wouned in action, 11 September 1918; admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 11 September 1918, and transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound right hand); to No 19 Ambulance Train, 15 September 1918; to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 16 September 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 20 September 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 1 October 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 5 October 1918; rejoined 4th Bn, 7 October 1918.

Transferred to, and taken of strength of No 1 Company, 1st Australian Division Train, 23 January 1919, and appointed Driver the same day.

Attached to 1st Australian Division Wing, 27 January 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 21 May 1919; marched into No 1 Group, Sutton Veny, 29 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 23 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 September 1919; discharged Sydney(termination of period of enlistment), 4 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 March 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICE Thomas

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