|Place of birth||Forest Range, South Australia|
|School||Forest Range Public School, Forest Range, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Forest Range, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Florence Mary Ann Eglinton, Forest Range, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/67/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Age at death||31.9|
|Place of burial||Adelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 27), Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth EGLINTON, Lenswood, Forest Range, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 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.|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EGLINTON Thomas William|