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Regimental number3958
True NameTHISTLEWAITE, Herbert David
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBedstead maker
Address113 Gloucester Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28.6
Height5' 7.75"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F A Thistlewaite, 113 Gloucester Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date26 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked, Sydney, 14 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound), Sydney, 26 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 November 1954
Age at death67
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THISTLEWAITE Robert David

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