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John James THOMAS

Regimental number2651
Place of birthNorthampton, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarrier
AddressMerredin, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 11.5"
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Thomas, Bailey Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceMember, Rifle Club
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Morea on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Anzac Battalion, Imperial Camel Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 July 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of return to Australia given incorrectly on Nominal Roll as 3 August 1916.
Discharge date15 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 19 July 1916 (mumps); returned to duty, 3 August 1916.

Detached to Imperial Camel Corps, 1 September 1916; marched out to No 2 Company, ICC, 30 October 1916; embarked Alexandria for Sollum, 1 November 1916; attached to No 2 Company, Sollum, 3 November 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Brigade, 11 November 1916.

Wounded in action, near Gaza, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right wrist); admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 21 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney', 11 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit:dorsal displacement of unciform bone: loss of power of right hand), Perth, 15 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS John James

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