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Thomas Ernest SNOWDON

Regimental number349
Place of birthMilawa, Victoria
AddressSpringhurst, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Snowdon, Springhurst, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 November 1918
Discharge date6 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 9522 Driver David Leslie SNOWDEN, Anzac Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 2 August 1919; 9523 Driver Percy Claude SNOWDON, Australian Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 16 May 1919; 3109 Sergeant Robert Charles SNOWDON, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 December 1919; 9524 Corporal Stanley Gordon SNOWDON, Australian Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 31 March 1920.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded, 7 August 1915 (head injury, ears); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 August 1915; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 10 August 1915; transferred to light duty, Helouan, 19 September 1915.

Proceeded to rejoin Bn, Dardanelles, 20 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Lemnos, 31 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Transferred to 1st Australian Mining Corps, No 2 Company, 3 July 1916.

Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, 30 September 1916.

On leave, 19 December 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to 5th Division Rest Station (8th Field Ambulance), 15 April 1917 (influenza); discharged to duty, 20 April 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 September 1917 (gassed), and admitted to 1th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 28, 13 September 1917, and admitted to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 19 September 1917; to No 3 Rest Camp, 23 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 October 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 20 October 1917; ceased to hold Temporary Rank and reverted to Lance Corporal, 13 December 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 14 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 30 May 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 18 January 1918.

Taken on strength, Permanent Cadre, Pioner Training Bn, England, 1 June 1918.

On Command, Bombing School, Lyndhurst, 27 June 1918. Admitted to Hill House Hospital, Lyndhurst, 27 June 1918 (influenza); marched out to Bombing School to continue course, 3 July 1918.

Transferred to Red Cross Hospital, Lyndhurst, from No 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 13 July 1918, and marched into Pioneer Training Bn.

On Command at Pioneer School, Devonport, 29 July 1918; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Sutton Veny, from Devonport, 11 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 6 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 May 1967
Age at death72
Place of burialWangaratta Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, SNOWDON Thomas Ernest

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