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Regimental number1081
Place of birthWirrabara, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWirrabara, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Ada Cockburn, Wirrabara, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember for 2 years of Wirrabara Rifle Club.
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 21 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 10 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 10 August 1919.

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

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