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Thomas Wray DRINKALL

Regimental number4255
Place of birthGainsboro, Lincolnshire, England
Other NamesThomas Dray
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyhand
AddressVermont, via Coff's Harbor, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Wray Drinkall, Vermont, via Coff's Harbor, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (Previously rejected on account of deficient chest measurement.)
Enlistment date3 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date28 December 1919
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War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 8 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 45th Bn, 9 July 1917.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 December 1918 (malaria); transferred to England, 29 December 1918 (appendicitis), and admitted to Whipps Cross War Hospital, Leytonstone; transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 January 1919.

Granted period of Non Military Employment with pay only (no allowances), attending T. Barlow & Sons, Crowle, Doncaster, 22 May-22 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport, 22 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 November 1919; discharged, 28 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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