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Regimental number996
Place of birthCambridge, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address17 Western Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35.9
Height6' 1"
Weight173 lbs
Next of kinson, Jack Thurgood, 509 Archway Road, Highgate, London N, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Suffolk Militia; time expired.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date27 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Benalla', 13 February 1917; discharged ('unsuitable': 'Services no longer required'), Sydney, 27 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 September 1955
Age at death82
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section D, Grave 1C), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THURGOOD Harry

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