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Thomas John TREDREA

Regimental number3021
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMitcham, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 4.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence May Tredrea, Waverley Street, Mitcham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 21 December 1916.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Rest Station, 21 December 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 8 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 January 1917.

Found guilty, 7 February 1917, of being absent without leave from road working party from 3 pm to 5.30 pm, 6 February 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Detached to Pigeon School, 11 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 15 June 1917.

Found guilty, 4 July 1917, of being absent without leave from Reveille, 7 am, till 9.45 pm, 3 July 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 15 days' pay.

Found guilty, 19 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 12 noon, 10 July, till 7.15 pm, 17 July 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 [three days concureent with previous sentence], and forfeiture of a total of 31 days' pay.

Admitted to 8th Australian field Ambulance, 26 July 1917 (pulmonary tuberculosis), and transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station; to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train, 29 July 1917, and admitted to 5th General hospital, Rouen, 30 July 1917; transferred to England, 12 August 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 13 August 1917 (pulmonary tuberculosis: severe); to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 25 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 September 1917.

Medical Report, 2 September 1917: 'On set about Xmas time [1916] - caught a cold & has persisted ever since - hard tickling cough - fair amount of expectoration ... Brother died of.'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917 (pulmonary tuberculosis, lungs); disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917, for onward travel by train to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 1 March 1918.

War service: 2 years 16 days (of which 1 year 225 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 November 1922
SourcesNAA: B2455, TREDREA Thomas John

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