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Thomas Joseph HART

Regimental number851
Place of birthScariff, Co Clare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSalesman
AddressYarram Yarram Hotel, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 4.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Thompson, Yarram Yarram Hotel, South Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceServedfor 4 years in the Clare Militia, Ireland.
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1916
Discharge date31 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 28 August 1915 (diarrhoea, haemorroids); transferred to 28th Casualty Clearing Station, Imbros, 29 August 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 1 September 1915.

Embarked Mudros on HS 'Aquitania', 18 September 1915; disembarked, 26 September 1915; admitted to Military Hospital, Bethnal Green, 28 September 1915; marched into Base Depot, Weymouth, 21 October 1915.

Embarked Southampton on HS 'Essequibo', 15 March 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 27 March 1916.

Embarked Suez on HT 'Runic' and commenced return to Australia, 11 April 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 14 May 1916. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Melbourne, 31 August 1916 (alcoholic insanity).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal Victory Medal
Date of death18 August 1929
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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