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Thomas Harper FLOYD

Regimental number6315
Place of birthBeechworth Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStationer
Address12 Nelson Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Floyd, 12 Nelson Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 6,Field Ambulance 6, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work on 27 August 1917 in Poloygon Wood.
Recommendation date: 29 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the afternoon of 27th September, 1917 in POLYGON WOOD near Ypres this N.C.O. was left in charge of Bearers while Sergeant THOMAS H.C. went forward to locate the new R.A.P.s while on this duty he went out under heavy shell fire dressed, and brought in three men who were wounded and got them evacuated and by his example and courage inspired his ment to carry on in face of heavy fire and under greatest difficulties. This N.C.O. had been continuously on duty since the night of 25th/26th September, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death2 September 1964
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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