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Walter THURLOW

Date of birth15 May 1887
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Phoebe Ann Thurlow, Edith Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets for 2 years.
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name49th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
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Lieutenant


Unit: 49th Battalion
Promotion date: 14 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 July 1919
Discharge date12 October 1919
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War service: Western Front

Embarked from Brisbane, 19 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 March 1917. Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound - piece of High Explosive - left ankle, calf, hand); admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 8 June 1917. Invalided to England, 10 June 1917, and admitted to Anstey Grange Hospital, Holmwood. Transferred to Cobham Hall Hospital, 30 July 1917; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to join 49th Bn, 29 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 May 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'City of Exeter', 2 July 1919; discharged, 12 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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