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Thomas Splatt was born in Ballarat East, Victoria, was single and a Fireman when he enlisted with the Divisional Train Reinforcements 12 on 16 July 1915 at the age of 27. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915. In April 1916 he was transferred to the 4th Pioneer Battalion and proceeded from Alexandria to Marseilles, France and returned to Australia 5 April 1919
His brother, Pte John Robert Splatt of the 2nd Pioneer Bn, also served, returning to Australia, 25 August 1917 (Tree No. 1727)
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