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Leonard Penrhyn THOMAS

Regimental number388
Date of birth18 June 1895
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMcIntyre Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, W A Thomas, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServing under Defence Act 1903-12
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 9 May 1915

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Alfred and Alice THOMAS
Discharge date27 March 1916
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 20 October 1915; discharged (appointment terminated), 27 March 1916.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death6 November 1935
Age at death39
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS Leonard Penrhyn

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