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Regimental number28
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
True NameAPPLEYARD, Thomas Lytton
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.11
Height5' 9.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinB Lytton, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Western Australian Infantry.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No date of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date2 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Tried by Court Martial, 21 March 1916; found 'Not guilty' on charge of attempted fraud; 'Guilty', on charge of attempting to escape when in custody: awarded 14 days' detention.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 11 May 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 4 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), Perth, 2 August 1917.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LYTTON Thomas

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