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Archie Hatteras THORNE

Regimental number5413
Place of birthJudonga, New South Wales
AddressTarcoon Street, Bourke, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Willoughby Thorne, Tarcoon Street, Bourke, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5412 Pte Bertie Edward THORNE, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916, and taken on strength, No 3 Command Depot.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 30 October 1916; discharged, 18 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.

Marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 18 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; joined 18th Bn, in the field, 19 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 February 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 1/1 South Midlands Division Casualty Clearing Station, 27 February 1917; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 28 February 1917; to England, 2 March 1917, and admitted to Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Cheltenham, 3 March 1917 (wound: slight); discharged on furlough, 30 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 14 April 1917.

Marched out from Perham Downs to Windmill Hill Camp, 26 April 1917.

Transferred to 62nd Bn, Windmill Hill, 26 April 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 3 May 1917; discharged, 8 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 6 days.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, 3 May 1917 (scabies); transferred to 16th Field Ambulance, 22 May 1917 (scabies); discharged, 2 June 1917.

Transferred to 18th Bn, 19 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, Belgium, 14 October 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 29 May 1918 (gassed); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 May 1918; transferred to 56th General Hospital, 31 May 1918; to England, 3 June 1918, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 June 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 June 1918.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 20 July 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, from Camp Isolation Hospital, 2 August 1918 (urethritis); discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 14 August 1918; marched out to No 1 Command Depot, 27 August 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 10 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 November 1918; rejoined Bn, 9 November 1918.Marched out to England, 26 April 1919, for return to Australia (1916 Personnel); marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 27 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Miltiades', 19 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 August 1919; discharged, Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 22 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Hatteres; on Nominal Roll as Halleras.
Date of death2 July 1967
SourcesNAA: B2455, THORNE Archie Hatteras

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