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Gustav Bernhardt THAMM

Regimental number4766
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMorgan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.7
Height5' 9.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Wilhelminia Thamm, Morgan, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember for 3 years of Rifle Defence Club; resigned; not serving in any military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Morgan District Roll of Honor, Morgan, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date14 September 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4767 Pte William Carl THAMM, Australian Light Railways, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 9 September 1916; taken on strength, 27th Bn, Belgium, 28 September 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 November 1916 (gun shot wound, chest, right shoulder); admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 November 1916; transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 15 November 1916; to England, 27 November 1916; admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital (gun shot wound head); transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 6 December 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; disembarked, 12 April 1917; returned to duty, 19 June 1917, and allotted to 10th Reinforcements, 48th Bn: did not re-embark; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 14 September 1917.

War service: 1 year 216 days (of which 1 year 2 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THAMM Gustav Bernhardt

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