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William Joseph THOMAS

Regimental number163
Place of birthBlackstone, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMiner
Addressc/o F Schy, Cothill Road, Silkstone via Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, Isaac Thomas, Borehole Estate, Blackstone, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTook part in the landing at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.
FateDied of wounds 23 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGrevillers nr Bapaume, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
57
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary THOMAS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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