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Brampton THOMAS

Regimental number1661
Place of birthKent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter's labourer
AddressKadina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.75"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick George Goddard Thomas, 25A Stevens Street, Tunbridge, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialA.I.F. West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Frederick THOMAS. Native of Tunbridge, Kent, England
Discharge date6 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength of 1st Australian Light Horse Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Tel el Kebir, 15 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916, and proceeded to England.

Found guilty, Artillery Training Depot, England, of overstaying leave from 2400 hours, 13 August 1916, until 2400 hours, 16 August 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, deprived of 3 days' pay, and forfeits 3 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Found guilty, 13 September 1916, of being absent from 0600 hours parade: award, deprived of 3 days' pay and forfeits 3 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 November 1916.

Taken on strength of 4th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, 29 November 1916.

Transferred to 11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 23 December 1916, and posted to 41st Battery, the same day.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1917; admitted to No 4 London Field Ambulance, 20 July 1917 (contusion back, fractured left knee, and dislocated right ankle); transferred to No 17 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1917; to No 31 Ambulance Train, 21 July 1917; to No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, 22 July 1917; to England, 6 August 1917 (gunshot wounds, multiple); to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 7 August 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 August 1917 (gunshot wound, left forearm; simple dislocation right ankle and fracture of fibula 1" above ankle); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit), 6 December 1917.

Total war service: 2 years 134 days (of which 2 years 4 days were abroad).

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death20 August 1920
Age at death24
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5 East, Grave 6), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS Brampton

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