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Thomas Lester BYRNE

Regimental number60414
Place of birthIreland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Byrne, 5 Bond Street, Wicklow, Ireland
Enlistment date10 June 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 June 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollA.B.D.
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date31 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 4 September 1918; disembarked, London, England, 14 November 1918; marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 14 November 1918; proceeded overseas to France from Southampton, 22 January 1919; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 25 January 1919; taken on strength of Australian Base Depot from 2nd Bn, 12 April 1919; marched out to England, 6 June 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, 7 June 1919; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 7 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 31 December 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Thomas Lester

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