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Regimental number4273
Place of birthLiverpool, England
AddressThomas Charles Lancaster, 326 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 0.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister-in-Law, Mrs T C Lancaster, 369 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of toe.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Depots in the United Kingdom
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date3 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 20 April 1916; transferred by Hospital Train to Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 22 April 1916; discharged, 16 May 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 27 days.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 30 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 June 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 19 June 1916 (hammer toe); transferred to England, 21 June 1916. [Gap in record] Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 August 1916; transferred to Woodcote Park Convalescent Hospital, 17 August 1916. Discharged on furlough, 30 August 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 September 1916.

Classified B.1.A, 16 September 1916; reclassified B.1.A.4; classified Permanent Base Duties, 22 May 1917.

Married Janet HALE, spinster, aged 21, Anglican Parish Church, Waterloo-on-Seaforth, Liverpool, 10 January 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1917 (for discharge: hammer toe); Melbourne, 30 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 3 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress given incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Gow Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANCASTER George

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