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Regimental number6905A
Date of birth6 July 1876
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41.1
Height5' 0"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. A. Toughill, 381 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height) Note of Attestation file: ''I consider him fit for active service if under 45.'
Enlistment date21 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date8 June 1919
Family/military connectionsSon: 6362 Pte William George TOUGHILL, 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), Melbourne, 8 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 January 1956
Place of burialWilliamstown Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOUGHILL John Henry

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