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Thomas John SLADE

Regimental number4519
Place of birthRokewood Junction, Victoria
SchoolMorelaud State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Samuel Slade, 72 Barrow Street, East Brunswick Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was awarded the Merit Certificate and a special Government Certificate for attending school for seven years without missing a meeting. In the A.I.F. he was a Lewis Gunner and had been through one engagement and volunteered to take the place of another soldier (the Chaplain's words). A pure act of sacrifice.
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Katherine SLADE, 455 Albion Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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