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Themistocles COPELEAS

Regimental number6061
Place of birthBrallo, Greece
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Address37 Park Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.11
Height5' 4.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Jack Zarvas, 37 Park Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1916
Place of enlistmentBundaberg. Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Discharge date3 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 25th Bn, in the field, 9 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 3-4 May 1917 (gun shot wound, forehead: severe); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 May 1917, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to England, 17 May 1917, and admitted to King George Hospital, 18 May 1917; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 7 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917, for onward overland travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: fractured skull), Brisbane, 3 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Themestocles.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COPELEAS Themistocles

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