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Thomas Arthur FAIRFAX

Regimental number409
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.4
Height5' 11"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, E J Fairfax, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 73rd Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Discharge date21 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; discharged (appointment terminated) , 21 June 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAIRFAX Thomas Arthur

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