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Thomas Henry PHELAN

Regimental number1021
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address31 Errol Street, West Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helen Phelan, 31 Errol Street, West Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Excellent services and devotion to duty at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 2 August 1916

FateDied of disease 4 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialBonneville Communal Cemetery (Grave No.2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Ballarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria. Inscription reads: 'Far away from all who loved him/Comrades gently laid him to rest/In a hero's grave he is sleeping/One of God's brightest and best.' Parents: Thomas and Ellen PHELAN, 31 Errol Street, West Footscray, Victoria. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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