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Regimental number3172
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBucknall Road, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 2.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M.E. Henson, Bucknell Road, Glanville, South Australia
Previous military service8 years in Navy
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 25 October 1918
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialCologne South Cemetery (Plot XII, Row F, Grave No. 20), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Annie HENSON; husband of Mrs M.E. HENSON, Bucknall Road, Glanville, South Australia. Native of Port Adelaide
Family/military connectionsBrother: Alfred Henson
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 14 September 1915; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 13 October 1915.

Found guilty, 27 October 1915, of (1) while on active service, being absent from Tattoo, until 2330 hours, 18 October 1915; (2) while on active service, being absent without leave from 1830 hours, until 2300 hours, 26 October 1915: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 24 November 1915, of (1) while on active service, refusing to comply with an order given by a NCO; (2) using obscene language to an NCO: awarded 168 hours' detention.

Taken on strength of 10th Bn, Mudros West, 25 November 1915.

Found guilty, Lemnos, 11 December 1915, of drunkenness: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 6 January 1916 (not yet diagnosed); diagnosed with rheumatism, 15 January 1916; marched into Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 16 January 1916.

Found guilty, date not stated, of being absent without leave from 0700 hours, until 0920 hours, 13 February 1916: award, forfeits 3 days' pay.

Rejoined 10th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 19 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Found guilty, 3 August 1916, of while on active service, being absent from 1400 hours parade: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Posted as 'Missing in Action, 19-23 August 1916'.

Now, 27 September 1916, reported as 'Prisoner of War, Dulmer, Germany', after being captured at Nouguet Farm, 22 August 1916, and wounded in action (gunshot wound, head).

Died, Freidrichsfeld, Germany, 25 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENSON Thomas

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