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Tom HEMBROW

Regimental number5397
Place of birthWallumbilla, Queensland
ReligionBaptist
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressCrown Street, The Range, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Wilson, Crown Street, The Range, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the 3rd Australian Light Horse, and a further 6 months in the Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, Toowoomba, Queensland.
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5396 Pte Worthy HEMBROW, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 September 1916; cousin (distant): 274 Pte Henry Edward HEMBROW, 11th Machine Gun Bn, died of wounds, 30 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 21 August 1916; taken on strength of unit in the field, 8 September 1916. To hospital, sick, 4 October 1916; rejoined unit, 17 November 1916.

To hospital sick, 8 February 1917 (septic right foot); discharged to duty, 17 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 16 June 1919; disembarked in Australia, 4 August 1919. Discharged, 19 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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