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Thomas DUNNE

Regimental number6492
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMarine fireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8.75"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs K O'Sullivan, 181 Lampton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Dublin Fusiliers for 12 years, including 2 years 9 months in the Boer War; discharged, time expired.
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death39
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916. Found guilty, at sea, 28 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 6.30 am parade, 25 October: awarded forfeiture of 7 days' pay. Marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 21 November 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; taken on strength, 14th Bn, 28 May 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 12 June 1917, and admitted to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station (multiple gun shot wounds); died of wounds, 13 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

New Zealand War Accounts & Records Office interviewed Mrs Kate O'Sullivan, 4 September 1922: she stated that Dunne occasionally stayed at her boarding house; she was unaware of any living relatives.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNNE Thomas

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