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Theodore Augustus DRAKE

Regimental number6006
Place of birthRathmines, Dublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressEumundi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Drake, 19 Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Discharge date17 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France, via Folkestone, England, 12 December 1916. Taken on strength, 15th Bn, 19 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 16 June 1917 (gunshot wound, right arm); admitted to No. 13 General Hospital, Wimereux. Rejoined 15th Bn, in the field, from hospital, 3 July 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 31 August 1917 ( pyrexia unknown origin); rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 October 1917. Attached for duty to HQ 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, from 15th Bn, 1 April 1918. Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 20 April 1919; granted furlough, 22 April-8 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Swakopmund', 15 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1919; discharged, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRAKE Theodore Augustus

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