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Thomas Frederick ELLIOTT

Regimental number5592
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCorinella, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.25"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Elliott, Corinella, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (lived in exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916; marched in to 6th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 21st Bn, in the field, 17 December 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 June 1917 (eczema of scrotum); transferred same day to 7th Australian Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, 2 July 1917; rejoined Bn, 3 July 1917.

On leave to England, 11 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 February 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 May 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 10 July 1918; Corporal, 30 August 1918.

Transferred to 24th Bn, 13 October 1918.

On leave to England, 13 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 January 1919.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 9 April 1919 (scabies); discharged to duty, 19 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 8 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Thomas Frederick

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