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Thomas Oakley CURLING

Regimental number1178
Place of birthLane Cove, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Valkyrie', Longueville, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 8.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Curling, 'Valkyrie', Longueville, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date5 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HS 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit: debility after dysentery; cardiac weak), Sydney, 5 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsDate of enlistment incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 28 March 1916.
Date of death15 August 1947
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURLING Thomas Oakley

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