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Thomas William EGLINTON

Regimental number1672
Place of birthForest Range, South Australia
SchoolForest Range Public School, Forest Range, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressForest Range, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.25"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Mary Ann Eglinton, Forest Range, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death31.9
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 27), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth EGLINTON, Lenswood, Forest Range, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3104 Lance Corporal Clarence Roy EGLINTON, 27th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917; 2106 Pte Lawrence EGLINTON, 50th Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1917; 2023 Pte Wilfred Row EGLINTON, 70th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917; 2105 Pte John Charles EGLINTON, 5th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 14 May 1916 (measles); discharged to duty, 17 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 August 1916.Proceeded overseas to France from England, 2 November 1916; taken on strength, 50th Bn, in the field, 18 November 1916.

Admitted to 21st Casualty Clearing Station, 19 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to Ambulance Train No 17, 23 November 1916, and admitted to 4th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 November 1916; transferred to England, 6 December 1916 (influenza and jaundice), and admitted same day to Tankeston Voluntary Aid Detachment. Transferred from Shorncliffe Military Hospital to Canadian Hospital, 16 January 1917 (no further details recorded); marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford, from Etching Hill Hospital, Salisbury, 7 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh: severe), admitted to 13th Australian field Ambulance and transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 3 April 1917, and admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 4 April 1917; transferred to England, 7 April 1917, and admitted same day to Kitchener's Military Hospital, Brighton. Transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 8 May 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 May 1917.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 9 July 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs,28 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 October 1917.

Killed in action, 9 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EGLINTON Thomas William

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