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John August THIELE

Regimental number5091
Place of birthBower, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBower, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, F A Thiele, Bower, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1917
Place of enlistmentEudunda, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date13 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 12 January 1918 (furnicle); discharged from ship's hospital, 14 January 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1916, and admitted to Government Hospital, Suez (cellulitis); discharged to duty, 26 February 1918.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 March 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 March 1918; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford, 26 March 1918.

Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 27 March 1918 (pneumonia); discharged to 14th Training Bn, 17 May 1918.

Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital for X-ray (left shoulder), 4 June 1918; discharged to 14th Training Bn, 19 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 22 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 13 February 1919.

War service: 1 year 140 days (of which 1 year 38 days was abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death25 December 1930
SourcesNAA: B2455, THIELE John August

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