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Thomas LESTER

Regimental number7163
Place of birthDerbyshire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
Address94 Mabel Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Ethel Lester, 54 Mabel Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name4th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 20 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty and for consistent and continuous good work during the period February 25th 1918 and September 16th 1918. This Sapper has frequently carried out important work under heavy enemy shell fire and has always set a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 April 1932

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