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Thomas Allen CONSTABLE

Regimental number6304
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Address584 Burwood Road, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.25"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rebecca Ford Constable, 584 Burwood Road, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917. Marched in to 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, 31 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, 2 May 1917.

Wounded in action (gassed, concussion), 22 September 1917, and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 24 September 1917; to No 1 Convalecent Depot, Boulogne, 1 October 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Trouville, 7 October 1917; admitted to 14th Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 8 October 1917; to No 2 General Hospital (injury to hands and legs); to No 4 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 26 January 1918; discharged to Base Details, and rejoined 23rd Bn, 24 February 1918.

On leave to England, 1 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 19 March 1918.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 March 1918 (orchitis); transferred to 54th General Hospital, 4 April 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 10 April 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 12 April 1918; discharged to Base Details, 18 April 1918; rejoined unit, 1 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 January 1918; rejoined unit, 13 February 1918.

Marched out for transfer to United Kingdom Agricultural School, 2 April 1919. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1919. Leave extended to 30 April 1919.

Granted Non-Military Employment, with pay and allowances, 2 May-2 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 August 1919; discharged Melbourne, 12 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 June 1935
Place of burialBrighton General Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONSTABLE Thomas Allen

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