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Thomas BUIRCHELL

Regimental number2884
Place of birthWilliams River, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Alice Buirchell, Kojonup, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date4 August 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched in to 11th Training Bn, Codford, 11 January 1917.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 10 February 1917 (senility); marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 10 February 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917, for discharge (senility); disembarked Fremantle, 24 June 1917; discharged (overage), Perth, 4 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUIRCHELL Thomas

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