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Regimental number5484
Date of birth24 February 1891
Place of birthSouthport, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressStrathpine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Thistlethwaite, Branch Creek, Albany Post Office, Sampson Vale, Queensland
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name recorded incorrectly on Nominal Roll as Richard Dickerson THISTLETHWAITE.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 995 Pte Albert Elihu THISTLETHWAITE, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 13 October 1917; 4790 Lance Corporal Lewis Victor THISTLETHWAITE, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 15 November 1919; 1987 Pte William Arthur THISTLETHWAITE, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation as Richard Wickson THISTLEWAITE.

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