LIVINGSTONE, Thomas McClelland
(Service number 2016)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Duntroon or Blacks, Otago, New Zealand|
|Date||2 May 1915||Age||28 yrs 6 mths|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience||New Guinea - 6 months time expired|
|Next of Kin||Mrs LIVINGSTONE (mother), Durham Street, St Aulbans, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 11 inches. Weight 163 lbs. Chest measurement 33-36 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair dark brown. Eyes good|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Date||29 March 1916||Reason||Medically unfit|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
13 August 1915 wounded leg, to Alexandria. 13 August 1915 admitted to No. 1 Australian General Hospital Heliopolis, then transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital. Leg Phlebitis.
|Date||1 November 1937||Age||50 yrs|
|Place of Death||246 Park Road, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Rockwood Crematorium, New South Wales|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Thomas and Mary Ann LIVINGSTONE. Brother of Alexander Reuel LIVINGSTONE and Eric Joseph LIVINGSTONE who were both killed in action. Brother Robert Heaton LIVINGSTONE also served in WWI; another brother, Henry Gillies LIVINGSTONE, was stationed as adjutant to the C. Y. C. (1917). tom was educated at Timaru Main School and in Christchurch. Tom was a member of the Australian Expeditionary Force which occupied German New Guinea. Thomas embarked per Karoola for Australia at Suez on 4 November 1915 and disembarked on 4 December 1915 for discharge. Married Mary Elizabeth after return to Australia. On 7 February 1916 his brother Eric Joseph wrote to the Australian Base Records Officer concerning Thomas. His parents had corresponded at greater length previously [too faint to read]. Further letter in 1921 (writer unknown). In February 1918 a pension was being paid to Thomas and to his wife, at "Selbourne", Eastern Avenue, Kensington. And a letter was returned to Australia for Thomas after he himself had returned on 4 December 1915.
Australian Imperial Force Attestation Paper (National Archives of Australia) [08 May 2014] [file very faint]; Press, 8 June 1915, 1 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 May 2014]; Australian Death Index & Australian Cemetery Index (ancestry.com.au) [09 May 2014]
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