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Regimental number3092
Place of birthTralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressYarloop, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Thomas, Yarloop, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918
Discharge date4 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Australia, 13 October 1915.

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 23 November 1915 (mumps); discharged to duty, 27 December 1915; allotted to 52nd Battalion, Zeitoun, 3 March 1916. Transferred to 4th Division Pioneer Bn and taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir, 16 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 1 April 1916; transferred to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Abbassia, 6 April 1916; transferred to British Red Cross Hopital, Montazah, 17 April 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, Tel-el-Kebir, 8 May 1916; marched out to unit, 13 May 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 4 August 1916. Proceeded to England, 6 August 1916; taken on strength of No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 12 August 1916; granted furlough, 6 September 1916. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 September 1916 (classified B.2.A); marched into Pioneer Bn No 4 Camp, Perham Downs, 4 October 1916.

Admitted to Delhi Hospital, 13 October 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 October 1916; transferred to Military Hospital, 12 November 1916; discharged to duty, 4 December 1916 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 47 days); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 12 December 1916; marched into Pioneer Bn Headquarters, Larkhill, 12 December 1916.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 9 October 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 10 October 1917; marched out to field, 13 October 1917; rejoined unit, 16 October 1917; reallotted regimental number 3092 A, 31 October 1917.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 2 January 1918, and transferred to 21st Casualty Clearing Station (bronchitis); admitted to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 5 January 1918. Proceeded to England on HS 'Grantully Castle', 16 January 1918; admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 17 January 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartfordd, 4 February 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 11 February 1918. Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Hurdcott, 27 February 1918 (fibricular); to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Matatua', 17 June 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 8 August 1918; discharged Perth, 4 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Meal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS Frank

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