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Thomas McKnight WARNECKE

Regimental number34
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTentmaker
Address68 Tinning Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Warnecke, 68 Tinning Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis grandfather served in British forces in the Battle of Waterloo and his father served in the Crimea War. He enlisted with three sons and all served at the front.
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death46
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave 18), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Margaret WARNECKE
Family/military connectionsSons: 1652 Pte Clarence WARNECKE, 3rd Pioneer Bn, died of disease, 18 January 1919; 2437 Pte Robert Harry WARNECKE, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 November 1918; (?) 4220 Pte Thomas William WARNECKE, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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