Regimental number6770A
Date of birth13 June 1896
Place of birthCo Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressRedcastle, via Heathcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, W. Begley, Redcastle, via Heathcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1917
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Discharge date1 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917.

Embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918.

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Cherbourg, 22 January 1918 (sick).

Allotted letter 'A' to regimental number owing to duplication.

Marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, England, 13 February 1918.

Marched out from 5th Training Bn, and proceeded overseas to France, 27 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Havre, 30 May 1918.

Taken on strength, 24th Bn, 4 June 1918.

Admitted to 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1918 (wounded, gassed); transferred to 41st Stationary Hospital, 23 July 1918; to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 6 August 1918; to Command Depot, Havre, 9 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 5 September 1918; marched out to unit, 9 September 1918; rejoined unit, 10 September 1918.

Wounded in action, France, 6 October 1918; admitted to 58 Casualty Clearing Station, 6 October 1918 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); transferred to Ambulance Train, 6 October 1918; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen; embarked for England, 9 October 1918; admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 10 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 29 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT �Bakara�, 22 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 14 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 1 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals marked 'returned 10/05/1923'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEGLEY Thomas