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Thomas SLATER

Regimental number1734
Place of birthGoolagong, New South Wales
SchoolGoolagong Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCanowindra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Slater, Goolagong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1734A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth SLATER, Goolagong, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: Donald Lucas and Darcy Lucas, both killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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