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Thomas Emlyn REES

Regimental number191
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
AddressColliery Road, South Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.4
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph James Rees, next to the Congregational Church, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 December 1915
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LIII, Row B, Grave No. 8), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Maria REES, Toronto, New South Wales. Native of Wallsend, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916.

Found guilty, 2 November 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 20 October, to 9.30 pm, 30 October 1916: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 14 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Wounded in action, remaining on duty, 22 December 1916.

Admitted to Shorncliffe Military Hospital, England, 9 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left foot) (no further details recorded).

Found guilty, 10 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 9.30 pm, 8 July, till 9 am. 10 July 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 9 days' pay.

Reported missing in action, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 15 May 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, 12 October 1917'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents' address incorrectly entered on CWGC site as Toronto, Canada.
SourcesNAA: B2455, REES Thomas Emlyn

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