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Regimental number2989
Place of birthAllora, Queensland
SchoolAllora State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAllora, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Elizabeth Gregory, Allora, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets and in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLongueau British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. W. and Mrs. M.A.E. THOMAS, 8 Arnold Street, Allord, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2; Nephews: Pte William HODSON; 3 others.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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