Thomas Rine

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RINE, Thomas [RILEY, William]

Service no: 3513 [1]

Place of birth: Warren

Address: Dubbo

Occupation: Labourer

Next of kin: Rose Rine (sister), Ravensford Street, Warren

Date of enlistment: 4 May 1917

Place of enlistment: Orange

Age at enlistment: 21

Fate: Embarked SS Canberra Sydney 16 November 1917. Disembarked Suez 21 December 1917. Served in the Camel Corps 13th Reinforcements in Abbassia and Moascar. Rejoined 14th Light Horse Brigade 8 July 1919. Embarked Plassy Port Said 20 September 1919. Returned to Australia 30 October 1919. Discharged 29 November 1919.

Warren born Thomas Rine enlisted in Orange in May 1917. He was working as a labourer in Dubbo at the time. He was one of nine known Aboriginal servicemen with a connection to Orange.

Rine joined the June 1917 Imperial Camel Corps Reinforcements, embarking from Sydney on the SS Canberra in November 1917 and disembarking in Suez the following month. He served in Abbassia and Moascar in Egypt and retuned to Australia in October 1919.

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