|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||80 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Olive Self, 80 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 4 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, in the field, 18 December 1916.
Found guilty, 15 January 1917, of neglecting to obey standing order in that he appeared on parade unshaven: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.
Found guilty, 25 January 1917, of appearing on parade unshaven: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 February 1917 (influenza); rejoined Bn, 19 February 1917.
Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 March 1917 (influenza), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; to England, 20 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 21 March 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 April 1917; discharged from hospital on furlough, 23 April 1917, to report to Machine Gun Depot, Wareham, 8 May 1917.
Found guilty, Wareham, 11 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 8 May, tto 4.15 pm, 9 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Marched in to Overseas Training Bn, Perham Downs, 6 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 September 12917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (small laceration from barbed wire above left eye), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; rejoined Bn, 27 November 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 17 July 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 49th Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 19 July 1918; to England, 24 July 1918, and admitted to Cornelia Auxiliary Hospital, Poole, affiliated with Military Hospital, Weymouth, 25 July 1918; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 August 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 August 1918.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 September 1918.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 4 October 1918 (conjunctivitis).
Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 10 October 1918 (pneumonia: seriously ill); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 June 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedal stamps marked 'Returned, 23 May 1923'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SELF Thomas Albert|