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Eric Thomas GLOSTER

Regimental number103
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressOrmiston, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Gloster, Ormiston, Cleveland Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date14 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 26 September 1915 (diarrhea); discharged to duty, 2 October 1915; rejoined unit, 3 October 1915. Sent to 7th Field Ambulance, 4 November 1915 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 November 1915; discharged to duty, 16 November 1915; rejoined unit, 17 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Ismailia, 28 February 1916, of being absent without leave from 2300 23/2/16 to 0700 26/2/16: admonished and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 September 1916, and transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 9 September 1916 (dysentery), and admitted same day to 14th Stationary Hospital; transferred to Convalescent Depot, 17 October 1916; rejoined unit, 17 November 1916.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 7 March 1917 (debility); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 17 March 1917; to 2/1 M. Casualty Clearing Station, 20 March 1917 (mumps); rejoined unit, 26 April 1917.

On leave to England, 25 June 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 November 1917 (gassed shell), and admitted to 5th Field Ambulance; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, and admitted to Ambulance Train, 5 November 1917; transferred to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 5 November 1917; to England, 21 November 1917, and admitted to 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool, 22 November 1917. Discharged from hospital on furlough, 4 January 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 18 January 1918. Admitted to King George's Hospital, Dublin, 17 January 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 February 1918; discharged on furlough (date not recorded), to reportto No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane (medically unfit), 14 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-18 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 November 1966
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLOSTER Eric Thomas

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