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Thomas Edward LOVE

Regimental number3597
Place of birthWapping, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOodnadatta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Love, 3 Sunnyside, Sholden, Deal, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of eyes)
Enlistment date18 November 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollEngineers
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Discharge date8 April 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 10 February 1917; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 27 February 1917; discharged from hospital, 3 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917. and marched in to Pioneer Training Bn.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, 5 June 1917; marched in to Pioneer Training Bn from hospital, 18 June 1917.

Transferred to Engineers Details, Brightlingsea, 10 July 1917.

Found guilty, Brightlingsea, 31 July 1917, of being absent without leave, midnight, 29 July, to 5.30 pm, 31 July 1917: awarded 7 days confined to barracks and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Admitted to Colchester Military Hospital, 21 September 1917 (pleurisy); marched in to Engineers Training Depot, Brightlingsea from hospital, 2 October 1917; marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 22 March 1918; discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit: pleurisy, defective vision), 8 April 1918.

Total war service: 1 year 142 days (of which 1 year 42 days were abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOVE Thomas Edward

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