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Thomas Edwin BURROWS

Regimental number6777A
Date of birth20 December 1889
Place of birth Llanelly, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway guard
AddressLlanelly, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Burrows, Llanelly, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 October 1918
Place of burialCalvaire Cemetery (Row B, Grave No 20), Montbrehain, Aisne, France
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; embarked Taranto, Italy, 24 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, and marched in to 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 13 January 1918.

Allotted letter 'A' to Regimental Number owing to duplication, 24 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 26 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1918 (gas burns), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 41st Stationary Hospital, Pont Renny, 22 July 1918; to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 6 August 1918; to Convalescent Depot, 9 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 5 September 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 September 1918.

Wounded in action, and died of wounds, 5 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURROWS Thomas Edwin

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