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Thomas James GREGG

Regimental number16562
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationCoal trimmer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Gregg, 330 Jones Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 24
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 19 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Discharge date4 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on RMS 'Orontes', 19 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched into No 3 Camp Details, Perham Downs, 18 February 1917; marched into Signals Section Training Depot, Shefford, 1 March 1917.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 12 October 1917; marched into Royal Engineers Depot, Abbeville, 14 October 1917; moved into the field, 16 October 1917; taken on strength of 3rd Division Signals Company, 18 October 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 January 1918, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (venereal disease); to Ambulance Train '20', 7 January 1918; admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 10 January 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 1 March 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 55 days); rejoined unit in the field, 15 March 1918.

Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 May 1918; transferred to 26th General Hospital, 23 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, left heel); to 1st Convalescent Depot, Havre, 16 July 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, 25 July 1918; moved out from depot, 30 July 1918; marched into Royal Engineers Signals Depot, Abbeville, 31 July 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 1 August 1918.

Proceeded on leave to England, 11 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 3 November 1918; moved out from the field, 12 March 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 26 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 27 March 1919, and marched into No 3 Group, Codford.

Found guilty at Codford, 10 May 1919, of being absent without leave, 11.59 pm, 14 April, to 12.50, 7 May 1919: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 51 days' pay.

Embarked Devonport on HT 'Rio Padro' and commenced return to Australia, 27 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 July 1919. Discharged Sydney, 4 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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