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Thomas HOLLINGWORTH

Regimental number21230
Place of birthBrisbane Qld
ReligionMethodist
OccupationButcher
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hollingworth, Brookes Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service1st Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 15th October 1917 near ZONNEBEKE (East of YPRES) this Driver was carrying stores to his Battery. All roads and approaches were under heavy shell fire. After making three attempts to get through and being twice blown over by bursting shellsQthough suffering severely from shockQthis Driver by his determination and courage eventually reached his Battery and delivered the stores. On many occasions during the period 10th September 1917 to 25th October 1917 this Driver has gone through heavy and continuous shell fire in delivering rations and urgently required gun stores to his Battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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