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Thomas George COXALL

Regimental number2387
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolMorning Lane School, Hackney, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Coxall, 31 Mehetabel Road, Mare Street, Hackney, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 4 November 1915.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, then transferred to Hospital Ship 'Oxfordshire', 12 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 15 December 1915 (conjunctivitis); admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 December 1915 (eye injury); transferred to Australian and New Zealand Hospital, Helouan, 19 December 1915; discharged to Australian Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 28 December 1915; transported to Tel el Kebir, 19 January 1916; rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.

Found guilty, 28 January 1916, of breaking camp from Reveille, 26 January 1916, until Reveille, 28 January 1916: awarded 12 days' detention and forfeited 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 March 1916; Corporal, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Buried Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, 20 July 1916.

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

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