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Thomas Myles THOMAS

Regimental number10097
Place of birthCarmarthen Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
AddressPeople's Palace, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, H Thomas, Preswylfa, Rhosmaine, Llandils, Wales
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Medium Trench Mortar Battery
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'At 2 p.m. on 15th November 1917 at ANZAC RIDGE near YPRES, a party of four men carrying one wounded man on a stretcher, passed close to the Battery. Battery was being heavily shelled with 5.9" Howitzers. One 5.9" shell burst in the midst of the party killing two instantly and wounding two more. These two men immediately left the man on the stretcher who was badly wounded lying there and departed. Corpl. THOMAS and Bdr. WALKER immediately went over through heavy shell fire and carried the wounded man into a place of comparative safety and as soon as the shelling eased down assisted to carry the man to a dressing station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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