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Thomas Arthur STODDART

Regimental number6476
Date of birth1 September 1895
Place of birthGateshead, Durham, England
AddressManson Road, Hendra, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Stoddart, Manson Road, Hendra, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital, 12th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 23 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1920

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Discharge date31 January 1921
Other details

War servIce: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Marseilles from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 April 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 7 August 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 24 August 1916.

Transferred to 12th Bn, 1 October 1916; to 51st Bn, 29 October 1916.

Admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 14 December 1916 (deafness); transferred to England and admitted to hospital, 29 December 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 February 1917; discharged to duty with 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital Staff, 30 June 1917. Transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps, 30 June 1917; detached for duty with Administrative Headquarters, London, 23 July 1917.

Promoted 2nd Lt, 12 January 1919; awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Promoted Lt, 12 April 1919. On leave, 13-15 November1919; 12-18 January 1920.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 24 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 8 March 1920, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, 31 January 1921.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 October 1976
Age at death81
Place of burialAlbany Creek Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland

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