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Thomas Bernard WOODS

Regimental number13758
Place of birthArmagh, Co Down, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressButchers' Union, Trades Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6.75"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs N McDonald, 119 Campbell Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Volunteer.
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Service Corps Reinforcement 23
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/105/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Mechanical Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date15 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty, 29 March 1916, of bringing liquor into camp on 28 March 1916: Fined 1 pound. Discharged from 30th Bn Reinforcements, Kiama, and taken on strength of Home Service (Sergeant butcher), Borroul camp, 6 May 1916. Enlisted Australian Army Service Corps, 11 September 1916.

Embarked from Sydney on board HT 'Beltana', 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917. Marched in to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 31 January 1917; taken on strength, 30th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 14 March 1917. Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps Details and marched out to Australian Army Service Corps Detachment, Fovant, 18 October 1917; marched in to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 1 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918, and marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 2 April 1918. Taken on strength, 6th Australian Motor Transport Company, 11 April 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Motor Transport Company, 5 July 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 5 January 1919 (excema); to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 January 1919; admitted to 25th General Hospital, Hardelot, 10 January 1919; to England, 23 January 1919 and admitted to Paddington Military Hospital, London. Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 February 1919 (ICT left leg); discharged on furlough, 20 February 1919, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 March 1919. Granted extension of leave, 7 March 1919, to 11 March 1919 (medical reason); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 March 1919.

Admitted to hospital, 19 March 1919 (sick); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; arrived Sydney, 20 May 1919; discharged medically unfit (disability - eczema of feet), 15 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOODS Thomas Bernard

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