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Eugene Thomas ENSOR

Regimental number2207
Date of birth7 October 1898
Place of birthStuart Town, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChemist assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Ensor, Renon Street, Coolgardie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Trainee, Area 84A, Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date23 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date11 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2nd Corporal John Henry ENSOR, 5th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 21 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, 2 August 1915.

Reported sick, 25 August 1915; admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 29 August 1915; transferred to HS 'Devanha', 4 September 1915 (gastro-enteritis), and admitted same day to St John's Hospital, Sliema, Malta; discharged to Ghain Tuffieha Convalescent Camp, 9 September 1915; transferred to Mudros (fit for active service), 15 November 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 December 1915 (frostbite); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Ras el Tin, 11 December 1915; discharged to Australian Base, Cairo, 18 December 1915; discharged to rejoin unit, 28 December 1915.

Found guilty, 9 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 5 pm, 4 January, to 7.30 am, 7 January 1916: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 31 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm); admitted to 49th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 September 1916, and transferred same day to Ambulance Train No 12, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 1 September 1916; transferred to England, 4 September 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 6 September 1916; transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 11 October 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 October 1916; proceeded on furlough, 31 October 1916, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 14 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; rejoined 16th Bn, in the field, 18 January 1917.

Reported wounded and missing, 11 April 1917; subsequently reported Prisoner of War.

Released, and arrived in Holland, 13 January 1918; arrived in England, 20 January 1918, and admitted same day to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London (gun shot wound, right knee: severe).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 11 September 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 11 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue age at embarkation: 17
Date of death17 July 1974
SourcesNAA: B2455, ENSOR Eugene Thomas

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