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Thomas Lort Mansel DAKYNS

Regimental number999
Place of birthRenmark, South Australia
AddressDunrobin Road, Brighton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinCaptain Lort Mansel Dakyns, Brighton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years as Corporal, Senior Cadets; 'unable to attend through business'.
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 November 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date21 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 1 July 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 September 1915 (diarrahoea), and transferred to HS 'Guildford Castle'; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 1 October 1915 (cardiac).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 4 November 1915; arrived Melbourne, 21 March 1916 (myocarditis); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 21 March 1916.

War service: 1 year 202 days (of which 1 year 44 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 June 1984
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAKYNS Thomas Lort Mansel

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