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Thomas BRASSIL

Regimental number2566
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
Other NamesThomas Stanislaus
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressAustralian Hotel, Yass, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, P. Brassil, PO, Yass, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Discharge date3 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 2 November 1915. Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 14 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

On leave to England, 28 December 1916; rejoined unit, 16 January 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 19 February 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); rejoined unit, 16 January 1917. Re-admitted to hospital, 19 February 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); rejoined unit, 7 March 1917.

Detached to Brigade Fusing Squadron, 15 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 23 September 1917. Detached to Brigade Fusing Squadron, 15 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 10 October 1917. Assigned to duties in Forward Area, 31 December 1917; proceeded on leave to England from Forward Area, 17 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 4 February 1918. Detached to 1st Brigade School of Instruction, 6 February 1918; rejoined Bn, 26 February 1918. Appointed Corporal, 13 October 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 12 February 1919; commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged, 3 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death14 August 1943
Age at death57
Place of burialYass Roman Catholic Cemetery, New South Wales

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