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Born in Adelaide, South Australia and a Labourer by trade, Thomas Edward Bott was 43 years and single when enlisted on the 15th of March 1916 in the 39th Battalion, A Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 32. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 27th of May 1916. Private wounded in action on the 7th of June 1917; admitted to Gray Longwell War Hospital, England on the 29th of August 1918; invalided to UK wounds; wounded in action second occasion (gas). Embarked to Australia per A. 'D33' and was listed as returned to Australia on the 20th of November 1918. Disembarked on the 3rd Military District on the 5th of January 1919, debility and overage; and discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 21st of February 1919. War service: Western Front. Tree No.2241