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Regimental number871
Place of birthBarrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
SchoolBarrhead Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia29
OccupationJoiner and cabinetmaker
Address14 Myrtle Street, City Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 2.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Gormlie, 258 Main Street, Barrhead, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Aygyll & Sutherland Highland Regiment, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date21 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialPont D'Achelles Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 5), Nieppe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Elizabeth GORMLIE; husband of Mary GORMLIE, 244 Main Street, Barrhead, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 4 August 1915; discharged to duty, 23 August 1915 (no further details recorded).

Rejoined 20th Bn, Tel el Kebir, from Transport Section (not previously Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli).

Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, Moascar, 14 March 1916; takern on strength, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Admitted to 107th Field Ambulance, 16 April 1916 (dental); discharged to unit, 17 April 1916.

Admitted to 5th Army Rest Camp, 12 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 May 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 11 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsWife's address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Banhead, Scotland.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORMLIE Thomas

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