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Thomas CORTIN

Regimental number3140
Date of birth7 March 1895
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Cortin, 3 St Andrew Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Other details

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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORTIN Thomas

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