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Harold Wellington TONKS

Regimental number3803
Date of birth26 December 1890
Place of birthChichester, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKempsey, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada May Tonks, 164 Duke Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceEnlisted, 24 January 1917, as 3731; discharged after 69 days service (did not embark) as 'unlikely to become an efficient soldier'.
Enlistment date7 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 35th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date9 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2402A Pte Herbert Clifton TONKS, 35th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Middle East

Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 4 April 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 26 April 1918 (measles); transferred to Rest Camp, Moascar, 10 May 1918.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 10 August 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 2 November 1918 (malaria); rejoined unit, 10 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 15 April 1919; discharged, 9 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 December 1973
Age at death83

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