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Patrick Luke THORNTON

Regimental number5891
Place of birthCastlemaine Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway employe
Address47 Gibb Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Thornton, 36 Arden Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Date of death26 February 1924
Place of burialBenalla Cemetery

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