|Place of birth||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|School||Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||Colliery Road, South Cessnock, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||32.4|
|Next of kin||Father, Joseph James Rees, next to the Congregational Church, Cessnock, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||35th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/52/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||35th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||34|
|Place of burial||Tyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LIII, Row B, Grave No. 8), Passchendaele, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Maria REES, Toronto, New South Wales. Native of Wallsend, New South Wales|
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 details||Parents' address incorrectly entered on CWGC site as Toronto, Canada.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, REES Thomas Emlyn|