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Cecil George TOFT

Regimental number1649
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressWalla Street, South Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinJ Toft, Walla Street, South Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row E, Grave No. 19), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Leonorah Kate TOFT, 'Hatherleigh', South Kalkie, Bundaberg, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2762 Pte Arthur Stanley TOFT, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 December 1918; [505] Captain Percy John Gilbert TOFT MC & Bar, MM, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 2200, 20 January, to 2200, 21 January: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Apoointed Corporal, 16 August 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 11 November 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to Corps Rest Station; discharged and rejoined unit, 21 November 1916.

Appointed Sergeant, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 19 January 1917 (scabies), and transferred to Rest Station; discharged to duty, 16 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 February 1917.

Promoted Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 28 May 1917.

Detached to 4th Officer Cadet Bn, Oxford, 26 September 1917.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 31 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1918; marched in to Base Depot, Havre, 7 April 1918.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 9 April 1918 (gonorrhoea); discharged to Base Depot, 8 June 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 61 days.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 12 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to Base Depot, 17 June 1918.

Rejoined 25th Bn, in the field, 23 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOFT Cecil George

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