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Number Private 1524

Battalion 14th Battalion

Place of Birth Bairnsdale

Next of Kin His mother, Mrs. Mary Taylor of Morwell and
later Bruthen. He is her sole supporter

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 23/10/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 26 years and 7 months,
5'8", 11 stone 10 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair

Religion Church of England

Occupation Labourer and farmer

Date and place of death

He died as a result of an accident on 30/1/1916. He suffered brain concussion after being hit by an MP

Location of grave or memorial

Ismailia Memorial Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire


Military History

He was associated with Morwell
He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Clan Macgillivray
.12/4/15 He proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in the Dardanelles
24/4/15 He rejoined his unit after being in hospital with influenza on Lemnos
4/8/15 He was admitted to hospital with diarrhea.
6/8/15 He was admitted to no 1 Stationary Hospital Mudros with debility
12/8/15 He was discharged to his unit
24/8/15 He suffered from septic hands went to hospital in Mudros
13/9/15 He is transferred to the 18th Stationary Hospital Mudros
19/9/15 He rejoined his unit
21/11/15 He returned to hospital sick and was admitted to the New Zealand field ambulance at Anzac and then to the Casualty Clearing Station Mudros with jaundice
26/11/15 still ill goes to Alexandria and goes to the No 3 auxiliary hospital Heliopolis.
10/12/15 He went to a convalescent camp in Alexandria
21/12/15 discharged and rejoins unit on 5/1/16
30/1/16 He died as a result of brain concussion. This was considered as the result of an accident
He was buried at Ismailia Cemetery by the Rev H Ingamall Grave number 846
His medals were sent to his mother


THOMAS, Robert

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