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Albert Lionel THURSTON

Regimental number2437
Place of birthWoodchurch, Kent, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
Address43 Vincent Place, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Jane Thurston, 43 Vincent Place, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 8 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 August 1916. Transferred to England (gun shot wound, leg), 9 August 1916; admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 10 August 1916. Granted furlough, 23 November-11 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia, 21 July 1917; discharged, 24 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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