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Regimental number458
Place of birthKoroit, Victoria
SchoolKoroit State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKoroit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Maurice Thistlethwaite, Koroit, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 April 1918
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialIrish House Cemetery, Special Memorial, Kemmel, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Maruice and Eliza THISTLETHWAITE, 117 Frank Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1782 Pte George Thomas THISTLETHWAITE, 46th Bn, died of wounds, 13 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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