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Regimental number2218
Place of birthMortlake, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMortlake, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs Sarah Toleman, Bavrook Street, Mortlake, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember of the Hamilton Rifle Club.
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row B, Grave no. 12), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Grandson of Mrs. Sarah TOLEMAN, Mortlake, Victoria. Native of Mortlake, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 923 Pte William TOLEMAN, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915; Cousins: 258 Sergeant William TOLEMAN, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918; 5494 Driver Alexander TOLEMAN, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 17 July 1919; 6415 Pte William George OBORNE, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 14th Bn, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Canadian Hospital, Mudros, 5 October 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 14 October 1915; reported at Anzac Base, Mudros, 7 November 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 17 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 1 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Corporal, 28 February 1916.

Transferred to 46th Bn, 3 March 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 14 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, in the field, 2 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1916 (wound perforating abdomen) and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium.

Died of wounds, 9.30 pm, 12 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOLEMAN Kenneth

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