|Place of birth||Kent, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kadina, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Frederick George Goddard Thomas, 25A Stevens Street, Tunbridge, Kent, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||A.I.F. West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Frederick THOMAS. Native of Tunbridge, Kent, England|
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 MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 5 East, Grave 6), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, THOMAS Brampton|