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Thomas EDINGTON

Regimental number5848
Place of birthGrevillers, England
SchoolBradford Board School, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWood merchant
AddressEleanor, Geraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James Edington, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date19 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Before he could be accepted in the army, had to undergo a serious operation to have varicose veins removed." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 25 April 1917
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Trinity Uniting (formerly Congregational) Church, Perth, Western Australia. Memorial consists of two arched stained glass windows (inscription left: 'I will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage'; inscription right: 'I have fought the good fight. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.' Centred beneath the windows is a small brass plaque: 'World's War. Commenced 4th August 1914. Armistice signed 11th November 1918. Peace signed 28th June 1919. In the cause of truth combined for the freedom of mankind.' Beneath the windows and flanking the plaque left and right are two larger brass plaques bearing the names of members of the parish who served in the war. Those who died are marked with an asterisk and the words 'These died for us'. Parents: James and Maria EDINGTON, 157 Lapage Street, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Family/military connectionsFriend: Pte W.R. Edmunds, No. 5850, 28th Battalion AIF, died of wounds.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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