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Thomas BLAND

Regimental number1909
Place of birthStockton-on-Tees England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bland, Wilson Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: 20 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1134 Pte George BLAND, 16th Bn, died of disease, 14 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 November 1964
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery

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