|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Balmain, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Mary Cortin, 3 St Andrew Street, Balmain, New South Wales|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||April 1917 Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||11/14/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Name does not appear on Nominal Roll|
Enlistment form noted:' Does not know if father or mother are alive.'
War service: Egypt, United Kingdom
Enlisted as 3140, Camel Corps; embarked, 9 May 1917; failed to re-embark; not yet apprehended.
Re-enlisted as 52031, 28th Bn, 22 October 1917. Embarked Albany, 8 May 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 April 1918, and taken on strength, Australian Camp. Found guilty, 16 June 1918, of while on active service (1) being in town without a pass (2) out of bounds (3) absent from 2130 to 2150, 8 June 1918: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks; forfeited 7 days' pay.
Transferred to Alexandria for embarkation overseas, 3 July 1918; disembarked Southampton, 16 July 1918, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, and allotted to Reinforcements, 28th Bn.
On command at Cookery School, Gosport, 9 September 1918; rejoined 5th Training Bn, 7 October 1918.
Absent without leave, 7 January 1919. Declared illegal absentee, 21 August 1919.Discharged, 21 July 1920, in consequence of being illegally absent (desertion); forfeited all medal and repatriation entitlements.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CORTIN Thomas|