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Tom Bertrand AVELING

Regimental number15922
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressQuorn, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35.7
Height5' 5.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A C M Aveling, Quorn P O, Quorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentQuorn, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameOctober 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date14 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917; taken on strength, 10th Field Ambulance, 29 June 1917.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 31 July 1917 (trench fever); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 August 1917; to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 3 August 1917; to England, 6 August 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 8 August 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 September 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 September 1917.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 October 1917.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Hurdcott, 6 March 1918 (Vincent's angina); discharged from hospital, 18 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 June 1918; rejoined 10th Field Ambulance, in the field, 16 June 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 2 November 1918 (synovitis, left knee); transferred to England, 8 November 1918, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, St Albans, 9 November 1918 (arthritis, left knee: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 November 1918; discharged on furlough, 25 November 1918, to report to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 9 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919 (invalided); disembarked Adelaide, 5 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 14 July 1919.

War service: 3 years 136 days (of which 2 years 225 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AVELING Tom Bertrand

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