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John Thornton PAMPHLETT

Regimental number3684
Place of birthEydon, North Hampdonshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor trimmer
AddressClarence Street, Belerine, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 11"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel C. Pamphlett, Clarence Street, Belerine, Tasmania
Previous military service1st Middlesex Territorials (9 years)
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Louisa PAMPHLETT
Discharge date1 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 26th Bn, 25 April 1916.

Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, 2 June 1916; transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 3 June 1916; to No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 13 June 1916; to No 14 Ambulance Train, 14 June 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 14 June 1916; to Base Details, Boulogne, 19 June 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 22 July 1916 (disordered action of the heart and varicose veins); transferred to England, 23 July 1916; to No 3 Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, 24 July 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 14 October 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 8 December 1916; discharged Hobart (medically unfit: valvular diseased heart, mitral varicocele and varicose veins in both legs), 10 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death4 October 1932
Age at death58
Place of burialRokeby Cemetery, Tasmania8
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAMPHLETT John Thornton

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