Thomas John MARKEY

Regimental number441
Place of birthToodyay Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressToodyay, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J C Markey, Toodyay, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date17 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 440 Pte Lionel Christopher MARKEY, 10th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 September 1919; 8818 Pte William James MARKEY, 4th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919; Cousins: 4266 Pte Walter Clarence THORPE, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 9 April 1917; 4611 Pte Phillip THORPE, 4th Division Salvage Company, returned to Australia, 1 May 1919; 4608 Corporal Albert Laurence THORPE, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 1 May 1919; Uncle: 199 Pte William Henry STRAHAN, 16th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Alexandria for Gallipoli, 1 August 1915. Wounded in action, 289 August 1915 (bomb wound, thigh); admitted to No. 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 1 September 1915; transferred to England and admitted to Military Hospital, Church Lane, Tooting, London, 27 September 1915; returned to duty, Heliopolis, Egypt, 14 January 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, 1 August 1916; to 10th Light Horse Regiment, 1 August 1916.

Passed Hotchkiss Gun course, Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 2 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 November 1917 (gun shot wound, face); taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 27 November 1917.

Sustained fracture to lower left fibula, 24 June 1918; injury caused through stepping on a loose stone on the way to the latrine; CO's opinion: was in the performance of military duty; no one to blame.; rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment, 14 September 1918.

Embarked for England, 10 June 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 17 October 1919; discharged, 17 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal