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Thomas Patrick HAYES

Regimental number6128
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShearer
AddressGPO, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusDivorced
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Nora Elliott, Sackville Street, Capetown, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed in South Africa in the Prince of Wales Light Horse, Morphett's Horse; time expired.
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentTooraweenah, New South Wales
Unit name2nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date12 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916; marched into 1st Training Bn, 30 October 1916.

Admitted to Delhi Hospital, 21 November 1916 (pleurisy); rejoined 1st Training Bn, 1 January 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 7 February 1917 (pleurisy); transferred to Bulford Manor Convalescent Home, 24 February 1917; discharged to Depot, 6 April 1917, and marched into 1st Training Bn.

Found guilty, 6 June 1917, of being absent without leave, Durrington, from 2400, 25 May, till apprehended by Civil Police at 1930, 2 June 1917: awarded 8 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 19 days' pay.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 July 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, 8 August 1917.

Found guilty, 22 September 1917, of, at Perham Downs Command Depot, of neglecting to obey Orders in that he was found in Tidworth, 10.10 pm, without leave: forfeited 2 days' pay.

Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 October 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: phthisis), Sydney, 12 August 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death28 April 1919 No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYES Thomas Patrick

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