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Thomas Joseph BYRNE

Regimental number59471
Date of birth31 December 1899
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Stafer, Highleigh Estate, Gordon Vale, Queensland
Previous military service24th Infantry
Enlistment date27 May 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia
Discharge date3 March 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 88 Lance Corporal James George BYRNE, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 17 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 Sptember1918, and marched into 5th Training Bn, and allotted to Reinforcements of 3rd Bn.

Transferred to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery Details, Heytesbury, 4 October 1918, and mustered as Gunner.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1918; taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, in the field, 11 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 11 February 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 14 February 1919 (influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 21 March 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence for Non-Military Employment, 29 April-9 September 1919, to attend Coucil of Legal Education course, London. Final report stated: 'Gnr Byrne took a keen interest in the lectures, and was regular in attendance. The experience should prove beneficial to him in his future career.'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 18 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 7 February 190; discharged, 3 March 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death12 December 1971
Age at death71
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, Sydney
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Thomas Joseph

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