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Thomas Henry ROSEWELL

Regimental number3483
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address49 Moorehead Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs I G Rosewell, 49 Moorehead Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War: 108 Trooper, 1st Australian Commonwealth Horse. Discharged, Sydney, New South Wales, 22 January 1902. War service: 209 days (of which 175 days were abroad).
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period from 17th September, 1918, to 31st December, 1918, this Warrant Officer has rendered most valuable services to his Battalion. During the operations at BELLICOURT from 29th September, 1918, to 2nd October, 1918, he performed the most gallant and valuable services in maintaining a steady supply of ammunition, food and water from Battalion Headquarters to the front line; in carrying out this work he several times personally led parties forward under heavy shell fire. This Warrant Officer has served in the Battalion since the formation; as a Sergeant and later as a Company Quartermaster Sergeant he has rendered most valuable services and has taken part on several occasions in various Major Operations in which the Battalion has been concerned.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Discharge date8 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

War service: 4 years 25 days (of which 3 years 239 days were abroad).

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 July 1945
Age at death61
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSEWELL Thomas Henry

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