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Wallace Willbourne TINGEY

Regimental number18028
Place of birthBombala, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEnfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Tingey, 'Ila', Causeway Street, Enfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1917
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st and 2nd Field Troops
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 19 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

Originally enlisted in 1915, aged 17; discharged at parents' request after 10 weeks' service, 1 December 1915.

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Orsova', 19 January 1919; disembarked, 3 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit: malaria), 30 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 October 1978
Age at death80
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall A Niche 44), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, TINGEY Wallace Willbourne

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