2436 William THIRLWELL

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Significant events while with the AIF Appointed Lance Corporal (later reverted to ranks at own request)

Went through to the end without becoming a casualty

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Summary of Private Thirlwell’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
22nd July 1919 Australia Discharged
30th May 1919 Australia Disembarked Castilla
13th April 1919 England Return to Australia on Castilla from Devonport
12th February 1919 France Marched out of AIBD to England
3rd April 1918 France Re-joined Unit
17th March 1918 England To England and leave
11th July 1917 France Revert to Ranks on own request
11th June 1917 France Re-joined Unit
8th June 1917 France Attending 2nd Australian Division Gas School
9th May 1917 France Appointed Lance Corporal
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
16th March 1916 Egypt Transferred to and Taken on Strength to 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Moascar
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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