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Thomas DOLAN

Regimental number1117
Date of birth17 June 1884
Place of birthBulla, Victoria
SchoolBulla State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGellibrand, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Bernard Dolan, Gellibrand, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentColac, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No 26), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 359 Corporal Patrick DOLAN, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919; 83 Driver William DOLAN, 1st Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 3 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1915 (myalgia); discharged to duty, 16 October 1915.

Pay account charge 3/5d cost of replacing ground sheet, 13 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Canal Zone, of being absent without leave from 2100, 28 January, till 2100, 29 January 1916: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force; 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Killed in action, 19 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as DOLMAN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOLAN Thomas

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