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Thomas Lionel STAPPARD

Regimental number3924
Place of birthNewcastle, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressPayneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 2"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nora Stappard, Glynde Roads, Campbelltown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Discharge date15 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916; taken on strength, 10th Bn, in the field, 17 May 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board (paralysis of left foot, external poplitial nerve), 16 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for onward overland travel to Perth; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 15 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as STAPPORD.
SourcesNAA: B2455, STAPPARD Thomas Lionel

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