Linney, Thomas Edward (3547)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 17 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 3 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3547 view online service record

Address:
Albert Park, VIC

Next of Kin:
Thomas Linney (father)
281 Coventry Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 11 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion – 11th Reinforcements

Fate:
RTA: Saturday, 5 April 1919
Discharged: Thursday, 10 July 1919

Awards: MM & 2 Bars


Thomas stated his age as 19 years, 5 months when he enlisted in July 1915 but also received written permission from his parents to enlist which was unusual for a nineteen year old. In December 1920 he made a Statutory Declaration that he was in fact 17 years and 5 months old when he enlisted and wished to have his records amended.

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