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Regimental number4785
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
True NameTUBBY, Herbert
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmiths striker
Address4 Bartley Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 2"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinSon, A H Tycehurst, c/o Mrs Tubby, 'Mildura', Kent Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 December 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date16 July 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 9 September 1916; joined 20th Bn, in the field, 7 October 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 17 November 1916, and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station (myalgia); rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 December 1916 (laryngitis); discharged to duty, 14 December 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 January 1917 (septic heel); transferred to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 February 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 March 1917; transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 March 1917 (influenza); to Ambulance Train, 9 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 10 March 1917; transferred to England, 14 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 15 March 1917; transferred to Bermondsey Military Hospital, 24 April 1917; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 1 June 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 June 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 5 October 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 7 December 1917 (injured feet); transferred to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 13 March 1918; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 20 October 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: trench foot, left), Sydney, 16 July 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 November 1929
SourcesNAA: B2455, TYCEHURST Herbert

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