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Thomas Albert SELF

Regimental number5677
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRigger
Address80 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Olive Self, 80 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date2 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 4 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, in the field, 18 December 1916.

Found guilty, 15 January 1917, of neglecting to obey standing order in that he appeared on parade unshaven: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 25 January 1917, of appearing on parade unshaven: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 February 1917 (influenza); rejoined Bn, 19 February 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 March 1917 (influenza), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; to England, 20 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 21 March 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 April 1917; discharged from hospital on furlough, 23 April 1917, to report to Machine Gun Depot, Wareham, 8 May 1917.

Found guilty, Wareham, 11 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 8 May, tto 4.15 pm, 9 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Marched in to Overseas Training Bn, Perham Downs, 6 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 September 12917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (small laceration from barbed wire above left eye), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; rejoined Bn, 27 November 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 17 July 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 49th Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 19 July 1918; to England, 24 July 1918, and admitted to Cornelia Auxiliary Hospital, Poole, affiliated with Military Hospital, Weymouth, 25 July 1918; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 August 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 August 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 September 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 4 October 1918 (conjunctivitis).

Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 10 October 1918 (pneumonia: seriously ill); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned, 23 May 1923'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SELF Thomas Albert

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