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Frederick Samuel THORNTON

Regimental number3726
Place of birthRedbank, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address36 Chappell Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 4"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Thornton, 36 Chappell Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3726
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date21 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 21 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 January 1933
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, THORNTON Frederick Samuel

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