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Thomas SEELEY

Regimental number748
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Peters, Melbourne, Victoria (Catholic)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRubber-worker
Address84 Gladstone Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Charlotte Seeley, 84 Gladstone Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death15 September 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot I, Row I, Grave No. 8), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William SEELEY and Charlotte SEELEY, 217 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria

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