Thomas Wilfred LOCKETT

Regimental number3131
Place of birthOldham, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaffra, Canley Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, J Lee, Maffra, Clarendon Road, Canley Vale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Militia.
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Discharge date22 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Tel El Kebir, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 August 1916 (shell shock), and admitted to Anzac Rest Station; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 August 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 May 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 14 January 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty, 23 January 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 24 April 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 14 May 1918 (left hernia), and transferred same day to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 16 May 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 17 May 1918; to 74th General Hospital, 27 May 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 5 July 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 18 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 3 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 June 1919; discharged, Sydney, 22 August 1919.

SourcesNAA: B2455, LOCKETT Thomas Wilfred