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Gilbert Thomas MUTTON

Regimental number3615
Date of birth9 June 1889
Place of birthCroydon, South Australia
AddressBelmore Avenue, Woodville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Mutton, Belmore Avenue, Woodville, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 80th Bn, Senior Cadets: still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 June 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A 16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date17 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2406 Pte Wilfred Dixon MUTTON, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918.
Other details

Discharged, 11 May 1917 (not attested: under regulation age).

Re-enlisted, 22 June 1917.WSW

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917; admitted to No 3 General Hospital, Durban, South Africa, 2 August 1917 (pneumonia); reported 'dangerously ill', 18 August 1917; transferred to Imperial Rest Camp, 29 September 1917; re-embarked on board 'Walmer Castle', 5 October 1917; disembarked Cape Town, South Africa, 13 October 1917. Embarked Cape Town, 29 November 1917, on board 'Llanstephan'; disembarked Plymouth, England, 31 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 February 1918; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 11 April 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 December 1918.

On duty at Corps Searchlight Workshops, 9 January 1919; rejoined unit, 10 February 1919.

Transferred to England for return to Australia, 9 May 1919; marched in to No 4 Group, 10 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 17 August 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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