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Frank Stuart TOOMATH

Regimental number3166
Place of birthKilmore, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPaynes Find, Magnet, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, I Toomath, Mount Wise, Mercer Road, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3166A
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date13 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 48th Bn, 3 March 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right knee and arm); admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 8 August 1916; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 23 August 1916; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 28 August 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 September 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 5 December 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 January 1917 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train , 11 January 1917, and admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 14 January 1917; discharged to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 10 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 33 days.

Rejoined Bn, in the field, 16 February 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 28 June 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 17 August 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 19 August 1917.

Proceeded to England, as Company Quartermaster Sergeant, to join 12th Training Bn, 30 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 July 1918; rejoined 48th Bn, in the field, 9 July 1918.

On leave to Brussels, 9 January 1919; rejoined Bn, 13 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked Albany, 7 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 13 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Frank Sewart TOOMATH.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOOMATH Frank Stuart

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