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Thomas Donald CUSACK

Regimental number1783
Place of birthRoebourne, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address'Benmore', Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, W H Cusack, Box 2 Midland Junction, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date23 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 4 April 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Mudros, 21 August 1915 (febrile).

Disembarked Alexandria, 22 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 1 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 7 am to midday, 28 December 1916: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Promoted Bombardier, 23 February 1916; Temporary Corporal, 11 January 1916; Provisional Corporal, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 November 1916 (gun shot wound, right leg: severe); transferred to England, 12 November 1916, and admitted same day to University War Hospital; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 30 April 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 May 1917.

On Command at No 3 School of Instruction, Kandahar Barracks, Tidworth, 25 October 1917. Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 16 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1917; rejoined 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 December 1917.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 31 December 1917; Sergeant, 20 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 31 May 1918 (gas), and admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred same day to 41st Stationary Hospital; discharged to duty, 7 June 1918; rejoined unit, 10 June 1918.

Promoted Brigade Quartermaster Sergeant, 18 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto on board HT 'Port Sydney', 18 October 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 25 November 1918; discharged, Perth, 23 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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