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Thomas BALL

Regimental number2929
Place of birthWedderburn, Victoria
AddressWedderburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.75"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Ball, Wedderburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 29 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollShoeing Smith
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France,, 17 February 1918; taken on strength, Australian Veterinary Hospital, Calais, 19 February 1918.

Appointed Shoeing Smith, 28 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 28 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 Januaru 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 24 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALL Thomas

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