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Thomas VEAL

Regimental number402
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressSolomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Veal, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military service4 Years Senior Cadets 81st Area. 13 months Citizen Forces 81st Area.
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date1 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A30, 5 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 May 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 1 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death6 September 1939
Age at death42
Place of burialPort Pirie Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, VEAL Thomas

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