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Born in Ballarat, Thomas Hewitt was a single 23 year old linotype operator at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 13th of March 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on the 8th of July 1916.
On the 23rd of December 1916, he was taken on strength with the 58th Battalion.
On May 12th 1917, Thomas was wounded in action; on the 23rd of May 1917 he was invalided to the U.K with a gunshot wound to his head.
Thomas returned to Australia on the 2nd of December 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 31st of January 1919.
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