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Thomas NEVILLE

Regimental number5165
Date of birth12 January 1887
Place of birthMaylands, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWood machinist
AddressPhillis Street, Maylands, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation18
Height6' 0"
Weight181 lbs
Next of kinWife, M J Neville, Phillis Street, Maylands, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from 3rd Training Bn, Perham Downs, England, 5 September 1916. Taken on strength, 10th Bn, 19 September 1916.

Found guilty, while on Active Service, of being absent from his billet at 2030 on 27 November 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Wounded in action, 9 April 1917 (bullet wound, left leg); admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 April 1917 transferred to England, 21 April 1917, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 23 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg: severe). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 4 May 1917. Marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 May 1917. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 7 August 1917; discharged, 30 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 24 days. Marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, 11 September 1917; to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 18 September 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, 28 September 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; rejoined 10th Bn, 9 November 1917.

Found guilty, 28 November 1917, of being absent without leave from 2100, 22 November, to 1500, 24 November 191&: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No. 2, and forfeited 6 days' pay.

Detached with Brigade Mining Company, 20 January 1918. Found guilty, 22 January 1918, of while on Active Service neglecting to obey an order given by his Superior Officer, 1 January 1918: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Rejoined 10th Bn, 30 August 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 8 November 1918; rejoined 10th Bn, 27 November 1918. Attached to No. 4 Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 29 November 1918; rejoined 10th Bn, 11 January 1919.

Embarked for England, 3 April 1919; marched in to Overseas Training Bn, 4 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HMAT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 June 1919; discharged, 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 January 1933
Age at death46
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Light Oval, Row 32), Adelaide, South Australia

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