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Rupert Clarence THOMAS

Regimental number2433
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Kilda State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Wm. E P Thomas, 'St Aubyn', 14 Mary Street,St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingCerisy, France
Age at death25.6
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Edward Paul and Louisa THOMAS, 161 Balaclava Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: killed in action, 5 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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