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Thomas William MITCHELL

Regimental number1573
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
AddressOxley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Mitchell, Oxley, Queensland
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 16 November 1918

Military Medal

'Near POLYGON de ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES during the operations 20/22nd September 1917, Cpl. MITCHELL, although badly shaken by a exploding shell, proceeded to the front line, remaining there during the operations. He did splendid work in dressing the wounded, working in the open and under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death28 May 1956
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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