Timothy Hemmingson

First Name: 
Timothy
Last Name: 
Hemmingson
Mother's Name: 
Honora Hemmingson nee Harlehan
Father's Name: 
Hans
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, April 17, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, September 2, 1932
Place of Death: 
Callan Park Hospital, N.S.W.
Cause of Death: 
War related
Details: 

Timothy Hemmingson (Service No 1547) was born in Sydney around 1893.

At enlistment Timothy was single, 22 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Coledale, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A32 Themistocles with 19th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement on 12th May 1915.  After arriving in Egypt he was sent on to Gallipoli where he was wounded in action on 24th August 1915.  He was evacuated to Malta and then to England for treatment of a serious gun shot wound to his right thigh. The trip to England was slow as he became dangerously ill and it was some time before his survival was assured. 

Admitted to hospital in England his right leg was amputated on 6th April 1916.  After a long convalesence he was invalided to Australia in May 1917 and discharged medically unfit on 13th September 1917.

Timothy was a patient in Randwick Military hospital when he was transferred to Callan Park for mental issues. 

Like many other soldiers Timothy's war injuries were too much and he took his own life whilst a patent in Callen Park Hospital.

Tmothy is buried in Scarborough Cemetery, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HEMMINGSON T 1547

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