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Thomas Edward CANTLON

Regimental number3289
Place of birthClonee, Co Kildare, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers, Richmond Street, Dublin, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address112 Bennett Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10.5
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Cantlon ,c/o Mrs Dowling, Tastram Spa,Tralee, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Brigid CANTLON. Born in Ireland
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 11th Bn, Habieta, 2 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance (influenza), 3 April 1917; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 4 April 1917; to 11th Stationary Hospital, 6 April 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 7 April 1917; to 11th Convalescent Depot, 14 April 1917; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, 11 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 4 August 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 3 June 1918. To Second Army Rest Camp, 30 July 1918; rejoined Bn 16 August 1918. Promoted Temporary Corporal, 15 August 1918.

Killed in action. France, 18 September 1918.

Medals; 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CANTLON Thomas Edward

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