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Charles THOMAS

Regimental number1422
Place of birthBroome, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLocomotive cleaner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Sergt H Thomas, Geraldton, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date6 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 703 Pte Frederick THOMAS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916; [986] 2nd Lt Herbert THOMAS, 51st Bn, effective abroad; Cousins: 1077 Pte Horace James THOMAS, 10th Bn, killed in action, 24 July 1916; 1546 Pte Phillip Benjamin THOMAS, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoa', 28 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 7 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 6 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS Charles

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