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Hobart Oscar TOLMAN

Regimental number2890
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster mariner
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 10.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Talman, Flower Pot, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of teeth)
Enlistment date16 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 October 1916
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date30 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 6 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched into 14th Training Bn, 18 February 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 13 April 1917 (disability not stated); discharged to Depot, 30 April 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 16 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Company, in the field, 23 October 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 26 February 1918 (bunions); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 17, 28 February 1918, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux; discharged to Base Details, 2 March 1918.

Transferred to England, 6 May 1918, and classified 'B2'.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 May 1918.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 18 May 1918.

Found guilty, 17 June 1918, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 14 June, to 3.30 pm, 15 June 1918: admonished, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, 18 July 1918 (disability not stated); marched in to No 4 Command Depot from hospital, 25 July 1918.

Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, 28 July 1918 (scabies); date of discharge not recorded.

Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 17 August 1918.

Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 30 August 1918.

Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps Details, 24 October 1918, and marched out to AASC Training Depot, Parkhouse.

Marched out to AASC Detachment, Westham, 3 December 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit: bunion, left great toe), 30 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOLMAN Hobart Oscar

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