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Regimental number3022
Date of birth27 January 1891
Place of birthWest Ham, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHouse decorator
Addressc/o Mrs Hall, Osborne, John Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Walter Woolnought, 119 Frinsburg Road, Rochester, Kent, England
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentProvisional CPL
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 28th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 January 1919


Unit: 28th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1920
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name given on AWM Biographical Card as T.H. WOOLNOUGH.

Military Medal

'On the night 10/11th June, 1918, at MORLANCOURT, near ALBERT, this N.C.O. showed great coolness and daring throughout the attack. On finding that the party detailed for the work had become disorganised, he collected a party on his own initiative, and bombed up a sap to a distance of 60 yards, driving the enemy before him. He then made a block in the sap and held same against a strong party of the enemy who attempted to drive him out.'

Discharge date11 June 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, 29 July 1916; 3-6 November 1916.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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