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Regimental number6503
Place of birthBallymoney, Co Antrim, Ireland
Address278 Hampton Road, Beconsfield, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 3.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs D J Culbertson, 103 Tower Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Discharge date15 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on 'Suffolk', 10 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 December 1916 and marched into 8th Training Bn; marched into 3rd Training Battalion, Durrington, 17 December 1916.

Found guilty, 31 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 25 May, to 12.00 am, 29 May 1917: awarded 4 days' detention; forfeited total of 9 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 16 July 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 17 July 1917; moved out to unit, 25 July 1917; joined 11th Bn in field, 4 August 1917; attached to 3rd Brigade 1st Divisional Signal Company, 18 August 1917; proceeded to the United Kingdom on leave, 23 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 16 March 1918.

Found guilty, 1 April 1918, of being absent without leave, 7.30 am, 9 March, to 7.30 am, 13 March 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No. 2; forfeited total of 39 days' pay. Proceeded to the United Kingdom on leave, 18 January 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 10 March 1919. Proceeded to United Kingdom, 24 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 25 April 1919, and marched into No. 1 Group, Deverill.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked 5th Military District, 8 July 1919. Discharged Perth, 15 August 1919.

SourcesNAA: B2455, CULBERTSON Thomas

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