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Thomas McNeil GREER

Regimental number7126
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
SchoolModel School, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia18
AddressWoodgreen Lancelot, Five Dock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Greer, 272 Springfield Road, Belfast, Ireland
Enlistment date10 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialTrois-Abres Cemetery (Plot I, Row T, Grave No.2), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary GREER, 272 Springfield Road, Belfast, Ireland
Family/military connectionsCousin (2nd): 2413 Pte William Hugh Jamieson ROY, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Beltana', 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 January 1917; marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 31 January 1917.

Taken ill whilst on active service, 6 March 1917; admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 7 March 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 March 1917; marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 22 March 1917.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 9 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 10 May 1917; taken on strength of 13th Bn in the field, 13 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 July 1917 (gun shot wound, head). Died of wounds, 11 July 1917. Buried in Trois Arbres Military Cemetery, Steenwerck, 3.5 miles Northwest of Armentieres.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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