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Claude Edward THOMAS

Place of birthProspect, South Australia
SchoolUniversity College, North Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressTorrens Road, Ovingham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, E T Thomas, Torrens Road, Ovingham, South Australia
Previous military service20th AASC; Served as a Lt for 5-6 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A2 Geelong on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 22 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, Third Supplement, No. 29632 (21 June 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129 (21 September 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateDied of wounds 16 December 1915
Place of death or woundingRakhum via Mersa Matruh, Egypt
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialChatby Military Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 552), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Elizabeth Mary Foster THOMAS. Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Cyril James THOMAS, Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 17 July 1916.
Other details

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

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