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Thomas Edward PICKERING

Regimental number6507
Date of birth5 February 1895
Place of birthUpper Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolUpper Kedron State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUpper Kedron via Alderley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Pickering, Upper Kedron via Alderley, Queensland
Enlistment date2 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Brisbane, 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 10 January 1917. Admitted to hospital, Parkhouse, 25 February 1917 (mumps). Marched out to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 16 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; taken on strength, 49th Bn, 21 June 1917.

Sustained accidental injury in the field (sprained ankle), 24 September 1917; rejoined unit, 2 November 1917.

Treated at 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 November 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to No. 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 17 November 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 November 1918; to England, 15 January 1919, and admitted to No. 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford. Discharged to Training Depot, Parkhouse, 30 January 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 78 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 30 April 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 October 1975
Age at death80
Place of burialGarden Cemetery, Nambour, Queensland

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