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Regimental number3510
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
AddressFairfield Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fannie Thurman, Gillies Street, Fairfield Park, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Is brought to notice for his most valuable work during the period 17th September 1918 to 31st December 1918. this non commissioned officer is a member of the Brigade Headquarters Orderly Room Staff, and his work - often performed under the most trying circumstances - has always been satisfactorily done. During the periods when the Brigade was constantly moving, he was unsparing of self in his devotion to duty. Corporal THURMAN has served with the Brigade for a very long period and his good work, always cheerfully and willingly done, has been an inspiration to those around him both when the Brigade has been in the line, as when in back Areas.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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