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Thomas Charles HARTLAND

Regimental number2612
Place of birthToowoomba Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, B J Hartland, Brymaroo via Jondaryan, Queensland
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD, east of HOOGE, on 20/21st September, Pte HARTLAND was Stretcher Bearer, During the enemy barrage when the Battalion was in the assembly position, he moved about, regardless of his own safety, bandaging men and placing them in safety. After zero hour, he remained in this danger zone until he had all the casualties away, afterwards reporting to the line and carried on his good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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