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Henry Thomas LUKE

Regimental number3684
Place of birthWest Maitland, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressBoulder Fire Station, Boulder City, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Maurice Luke, Jacobs Well via York, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 February 1917
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1917; taken on strength, 44th Bn, in the field, 18 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 28 May 1918 (gun shot wound, back and left side); admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 30 May 1918; Harefield, 30 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 1 August 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 Auguat 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 21 January 1919; discharged, Perth, 9 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 March 1951
Place of burialPort Augusta Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUKE Henry Thomas

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