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Thomas Patrick CUSACK

Regimental number1926
Place of birthGlenroe, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNortham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinThomas Cusack, Cullane, Ballylanders, Limerick, Ireland
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentNortham, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDischarged 15 March 1919
Discharge date15 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 16 June 1915. Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 15 August 1915 (dysentery); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1915; to St Patrick's Hospital, Malta, 25 August 1915; to England, 19 September 1915, and admitted to King George's Hospital, Stamford Street, London, SE, 16 September 1915. Formed part of No. 2 Draft to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 15 November 1915; rejoined unit, Mudros, 4 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 30 May 1916 (gun shot wound, buttock); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 31 May 1916; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers; to England, 11 June 1916, and admitted to King George Hospital, London, 12 June 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield (date not recorded); to Woodcote Park Convalescent Hospital, Epsom, 7 July 1916; discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 August 1916. Found guilty, 4 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 3 pm. 9 September, to 4 pm, 19 September 1916: admonished and forfeited 11 days' pay. Proceeded overseas to France, 14 December 1916; rejoined unit, 20 December 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 March 1917. Found guilty, 11 March 1917, of being absent without leave from 1800 until apprehended by Military Police, 2140, 11 March 1917: award: reverted to ranks permanently.

Reported missing in action, 16 April 1917; subsequently reported prisoner of war, interned Limburg, Germany.

Embarked at Calais for repatriation to England, 2 December 1918.

Discharged from the AIF in London, 15 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUSACK Thomas Patrick

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