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Francis Lewis Altmore VON STIEGLITZ

Regimental number7179
Date of birth11 September 1883
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
Other NamesTHOMSON
SchoolToowoomba Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDrover
AddressTaringa, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, E B Von Stieglitz, Lucinda Street, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date10 September 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date11 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 38278 Gunner Chelmers Roy St Clair VON STIEGLITZ, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 22 August 1919; 38279 Gunner Edgar Walter Thomson VON STIEGLITZ, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 3 May 1919;
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917; embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918; proceeded overland to Southampton, England; marched in to 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 30 January 1918.

By Deed Poll, 9 March 1918, changed surname to THOMSON.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 April 1918; taken on strength, 25th Bn, in the field, 6 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 July 1918 (gun shot wound, thumb, left hand), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 5th General Hospital, 5 July 1918; to England, 7 July 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 8 July 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 25 November 1918; discharhed on furlough, 28 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 14 December 1918; leave extended until 16 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 24 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 11 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 April 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, VON STIEGLITZ Francis Lewis Altmore

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