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Regimental number202
Place of birthAnchertool, Fifeshire, Scotland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42.8
Height6' 1.5"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinmother,, Mrs Elizabeth Murdoch, c/o John Blair, 34 Arthurs Place, Cowden Heath, Fifeshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Rotal Marines Artillery; 3 years in the 3rd Bn, Royal Scots Regiment.
Enlistment date28 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 14 January 1917; discharged (medically unfit: dilated action of the heart), Brisbane, 18 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death17 October 1942
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURDOCH Thomas

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