Regimental number204
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o J Crompton, 91 George Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFriend, No 272 Private P Collins, B Coy, 9th Battalion, AIF
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Muster Fusiliers (time expired).
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 March 1916
Discharge date16 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Australia, 24 September 1914; embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915; reported missing, Gallipoli Peninsula, 15 April 1915; rejoined unit, 25 May 1915; now reported wounded, 25 May 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 15 June 1916; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 27 June 1916; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 16 October 1915; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 20 October 1915; to Base Details, 19 October 1915; discharged to duty, 2 November 1915.

March out to rejoin unit, Zeitoun, 7 November 1915; embarked Alexandria, 3 November 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli Peninsula, 17 November 1915.

Found guilty, Lemnos, 28 December 1915, of being absent from Parade: awarded 3 days' confined to Camp.

Found guilty, 10 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 5:30 pm, 3 January to 10:00 pm, 10 January 1916: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Tel el Kabir, 13 January 1916 (stricture); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 16 January 1916; to Helouan Convalescent Camp, 22 January 1916; discharged to Overseas Training Base, 23 January 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 2 February 1916; admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, 20 February 1916 (mental).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', from Suez, 18 March 1916; disembarked Sydney, 19 April 1916; discharged, 16 September 1916 (medically unfit: delusional insanity).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARKE Thomas