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Thomas ARNOTT

Regimental number74
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPatternmaker
AddressCricklewood, Llewellyn Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Thomas Arnott, Cricklewood, 44 Llewellyn Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unsprcified*


*Refers Gaba Tepe.

FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 30th May, 1915, in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles) while serving in a machine gun section. Although engaged by two hostile machine guns which demolished the emp[lacement, Private Arnott served his gun whilst exposed to the enemy's fire until badly wounded. One hostile machine gun was destroyed.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 7673
Date: 4 August 1915

Date of death12 August 1957
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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