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Regimental number1564
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKilango Park, Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.6
Height5' 6.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinCousin, H Davies, Kilango Park, Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Territorial Force, London, England; not serving in any military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Date of death22 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Portion General, Road 5, Path 23 W, Grave No. 6), Adelaide, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James THORNTON. Native of London, England. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, SA. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 12 March 1918.

Died of chronic colitis, 7th Australian General Hospital, Keswick, South Australia, 22 November 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 November 1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, THORNTON Reginald

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