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Thomas Edward SHONK

Regimental number13850
Place of birthPurfleet, Essex, England
ReligionAtheist
OccupationHospital attendant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 1"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, S Shonk, 2 Cary Road, Leytonstone, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date5 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 5 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReligion incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Methodist.
SourcesNAA: B455, SHONK Thomas Edward

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