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Thomas WALSH

Regimental number3902
Place of birthThe Rock, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressThe Rock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Walsh, The Rock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row I, Grave 2), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary Ann WALSH
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3907 Pte James WALSH, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria and marched in Zeitoun, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, Moascar, 3 April 1916; taken on strengthof 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W.M. Holliday, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALSH Thomas

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