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Regimental number4984
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Address24 Rawson Street, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Elizabeth Sarah Young, 24 Rawson Street, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 11th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade.
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date16 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 20 October 1915.

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 21 February 1916; taken on strength of 21st Howitzer Brigade, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column, 13 March 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 1 April 1916.

Taken on strength, Divisional Ammunition Column, 15 May 1916, and posted to No 4 Section.

Transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 4 July 1916, and posted to 2nd Battery, 5 July 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 28 January 1917 (rheumatism); transferred to 3rd Division Rest Station, 3 February 1917; to Casualty Clearing Station, 7 February 1917; to England, 12 February 1917, and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton. Transferred to York Place Military Hospital, Brighton, 24 April 1917.

Discharged on furlough, 25 May 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 September 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit: rheumatism and myocarditis)), 16 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNGER Thomas

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