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Regimental number7312
Place of birthCorindhap, Victoria
AddressCorindhap, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 1"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Thornton, Corindhap, Victoria
Enlistment date25 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date28 November 1917
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia, 27 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), 28 November 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death22 February 1956
Age at death61
Place of burialSwan Hill Cemetery, Victoria

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