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Francis THORP

Regimental number3814
Place of birthCygnet, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationOrchardist
AddressPort Cygnet, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4"
Weight119.5 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Thorp, Port Cygnet, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 November 1917
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 35th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 16 May 1919
Discharge date26 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 23 June 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light horse Field Ambulance, 16 September 1918; transferred to Anzac Recovery Station, 17 September 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, 23 September 1918 (malaria); to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 24 September 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 26 September 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 14 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged, Hobart, 26 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1935 Cygnet, Tasmania
Age at death44
SourcesNAA: B2455, THORP Francis

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