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Thomas Guy WALDIN

Regimental number7455
Place of birthWairarapa New Zealand
SchoolClareville School, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMasseur
Address260 Johnston Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J C Bristow, Carterton, Wairarapa via Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date3 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDischarged 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Near GUEUDECOURT as telephonist and linesman accompanied Lieutenant OSBORNE on the nights 7th/8th and 9th/10th December, 1916, laid and maintained lines under heavy fire while important registrations were being effected. Their work was most effective and they both displayed coolness and gallantry under fire and considerable resource and determination under trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 December 1980

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