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Edward Walter Brook THORNCROFT

Regimental number1916
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrician
Address24 Andreas Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Thorncroft, 79 Elswick Street, Leichardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signalling Company, Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other details

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

Date of death9 May 1959

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