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Arthur Sommerville TIGHE

Regimental number3449
Place of birthCoomera, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFranklin Vale, Grandchester, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.5"
Weight187 lbs
Next of kinSarah Tighe, Grandchester, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Sarah TIGHE. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date2 April 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 2 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death27 October 1936
Age at death46
Place of burialCemetery particulars unknown, died at Waratah, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, TIGHE Arthur Sommerville

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