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Thomas James GLEESON

Regimental number2649
Place of birthTrentham, Victoria
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
SchoolConvent School, Trentham, Victoria (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Denis Gleeson, 64 Brunswick Road, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 October 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 2), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mr D. GLEESON
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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