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James Henry THOMAS

Regimental number2881
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
OccupationRivet beater
Address45 Palmer Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J H Thomas, 45 Palmer Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4th October, 1917, PTE. THOMAS set a splendid example of courage and initiative in being the first of his party to attack enemy pill-boxes. His dash prevented an enemy machine gun coming into action. His coolness under heavy enemy fire greatly inspired his comrades.'

Date of death29 March 1983

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