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Thomas Henry BALCOMBE

Regimental number6850
Date of birth9 November 1897
Place of birthBatemans Bay, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressGlen Ara, North Richmond, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 11"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Balcombe, Mogo, Batemans Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 June 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date28 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 30 January 1918 (mustard gas)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1968
Age at death71
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALCOMBE Thomas Henry

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