|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Southport, Queensland|
|Address||Samson Vale, NC Line, Strathpine, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emily Thistlethwaite, Strathpine, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Previously rejected for AIF enlistment, 'on or about October, 1915'.|
|Place of enlistment||Enoggera, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||42nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 995 Pte Albert Elihu THISTLETHWAITE, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 13 October 1917; 5484 Pte Richard Dickson THISTLETHWAITE, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 1987 Pte William Arthur THISTLETHWAITE, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 17 May 1916 (jaundice); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 15 June 1916; to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot; to 2nd Division Base Details, 13 July 1916; marched out to 26th Bn, 15 July 1916.
Transferred to 49th Bn, 18 July 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916; taken on strength, 42nd Bn, England, 23 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.
Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 January 1917 (mumps); appointed Lance Corporal, 13 January 1917; transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 21 January 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 9 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 16 February 1917.
Detached to 3rd Division School, 25 March 1917; marched out to rejoin Bn, 8 April 1917.
Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 April 1917 (conjunctivitis); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 27 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 29 April 1917.
Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 May 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 May 1917; to Ambulance Train, and admitted No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 30 May 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 2 July 1917; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 6 July 1917.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 22 July 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Rouelles, 10 November 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 102 days.
Wounded in action, 30 March 1918 (shell wound, right hand); admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 2 April 1918; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 5 April 1918; to 6th Convalescent Depot, 8 April 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, Ecaust, 14 April 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Rouelles; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 July 1918.
On leave to England, 9 August 1918; admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, while in leave, 23 August 1918; discharged from hospital, 11 June 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 293 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 January 1920; discharged, Brisbane, 19 March 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||70|
|Place of burial||Samford Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland|