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Thomas Desmond BARTHO

Regimental number15
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address65 Ferry Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinGuardian, Charles Mcdonald, 65 Ferry Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 June 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations on 23rd/24th June, 1918 South West of METEREN this man acted as Company runner. After the objectives had been gained he reconnoitred them all and kept his Company Commander well posted with information. He guided forward several carrying parties, he continually volunteered for duty and carried it out with satisfaction and cheerfulness. He displayed great bravery, devotion to duty and untiring energy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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