Thomas Douglas Bevan
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|Date of Birth||10 Mar 1919|
|Place of Birth||Birmingham, England|
|Age at Enlistment||20 years, 7 months|
6'1" (1.85m) tall ; 168lbs|
76.203 kg; blue eyes ; fair hair ; appendix scar
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/- Masters Dairy, Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Brother , Mr Stephen Arthur Bevan|
|Reg Number||WX409 & WX14674|
|Date of Enlistment||7 Nov 1939 & 26 Jun 1941|
|Unit/Formation||6th Division Petrol Company AASC|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 9 April 1938 Thomas had joined the militia, serving in the 13th Field Company RAE until discharged on 1 Nov 1938, and enlisting in the 2nd AIF 6 days later. Taken on strength by the 2/11th Australian Infantry Battalion he was sent to Northam to undertake training. There on 24 Nov 1939 he was transferred to the 6th Division's Petrol Company. On 30 Nov 1939 he entrained in Perth for AASC training at Puckapunyal in Victoria, arriving there on 3 Dec 1939. On 17 Dec 1939 he was admitted to 107th Australian General Hospital Caulfield. Tom was discharged from the Repatriation Hospital Caulfield to camp on 12 Jan 1940 to undergo a Medical Board. Result was that he was discharged on 6 Feb 1940.
On 26 Jun 1941, back in Western Australia, he enlisted again with a new serial number WX14674. At the time of re-enlisting he appear to have given a false name and not declaring his previous service. However, he gave his brother (who was serving in the Provost Corps) as NOK again, despite stating that he was married. He was sent to the Northam camp on 1 Jul 1941 for training, but three days later he was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital with concussion. Discharged he was sent to the LMC Home on 16 Jul 1941, before returning to the 110th Australian Base Hospital on 9 Aug 1941 for two days, and then readmitted to the LMC Home. On 27 Aug 1941 he was transferred to the 109th Australian Convalescent Depot until 18 Sep 941 when he returned to duty. On 13 Sep 1941 he had been charged with being AWOL from 6:00pm on 29 Aug 1941 until he was apprehended by Police in Perth at 9:00am on 13 Sep 1941. He was awarded 28 days detention, and forfeited 15 days pay. Total forfeiture was £10/15/- ($21.50).
On 10 Oct 1941 Tom was discharged, with his services no longer required due to discreditable service.
12 Jan 1940 discharged from Repatriation Hospital Caulfield to camp to undergo a Medical Board.
discharged 6 Feb 1940
discharged 10 Oct 1941
In 1950 Thoams was living in Shelley road, Preston, Lancashire, England.
Between enlistments he was living in Byford c/- Master's Dairy. Enlisted on one occasion as Douglas Arthur Bevan.
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