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Regimental number3060
Place of birthWolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWest Guildford, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 8.5"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edwin Gittos, 'Beechbora', West Guildford, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (rejected for AIF enlistment 18 months previously on account of teeth)
Enlistment date8 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Salvage Company
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to 11th Training Bn, Durrington, 18 April 1917.

Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 10 May 1917 (measles); discharged to duty, 25 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 August 1917; taken on strength of 44th Bn, in the field, 14 September 1917.

Transferred to 3rd Australian Division Salvage Company, 22 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 19 May 1919.

Married Doris WILLIAMS, spinster, aged 25, The Register Office, Banbury, 5 June 1919.

Proceeded on indefinite leave awaiting family ship, 17 June 1919; granted indefinite leave subject to recall, 18 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 22 December 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 29 January 1920; discharged, Perth, 15 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GITTOS Thomas

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