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Regimental number3026
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
Address66 Dowling Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Buckingham, 66 Dowling Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Thos spelt Thomas
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For marked gallantry and dash during the attack on the Hindenburg Line, north of Bellicourt, on 30 September,1918. When the enemy succeeded in gaining a footing in one portion of the captured trench, he led a bombing attack against them who were more than twice their number, and succeeded in driving them out. Jumping out of the trench, he alone pursued the enemy, all of whom were killed or wounded by his bombs.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Date of death11 November 1959

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