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Herbert THOMAS

Regimental number986
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrician
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, H Thomas, Geraldton, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
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2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 52nd Battalion
Promotion date: 6 August 1916

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1422 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Charles THOMAS, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; 703 Pte Frederick THOMAS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916; 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

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's initial incorrectly recorded as F on Embarkation Roll.

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