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Thomas SINDEN

Regimental number3912
Place of birthTambo, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Gahan, Kalkie, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Maud Sinden, c/o Mrs Malone, Leichardt Hotel, Mt. Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row AA, Grave No. 3), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 49th Bn, 2 April 1916; taken on strength of 49th Bn, Serapeum, Egypt, 11 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 10 July 1916 (accidental injury, cut to left arm); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 July 1916; to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 12 July 1916; to England, 14 July 1916; to Norfolk War Hospital, 15 July 1916 (gunshot wound, left shoulder, slight); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 29 July 1916; to Woodcote Park Convalescent Depot, 18 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 September 1916, and classified Class 'A'.

On furlough, 2 September 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 18 September 1916.

Marched into 13th Training Bn, Rollestone, 19 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 30 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917; admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance, 9 June 1917 (gunshot wound, buttocks); transferred to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 11 June 1917; to England, 16 June 1917; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 17 June 1917; discharged to furlough, 16 August 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 August 1917.

Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 31 August 1917 (ringworm); discharged, 15 September 1917, and marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, the same day.

Admitted to Bde Hospital, Perham Downs, 22 September 1917 (influenza); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 September 1917, and classified Class 'B1A2'.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 12 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 29 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 2 December 1917; rejoined 49th Bn, 3 December 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 28 February 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 1 March 1918; to No 20 General Hospital, Camiers, 4 March 1918 (scabies and bronchitis); to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 12 March 1918; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 15 March 1918; discharged, 29 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 31 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 5 April 1918; rejoined 49th Bn, 8 April 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 September 1918 (bronchial pneumonia); transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital, 30 September 1918.

Died, 2 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SINDEN Thomas

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