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Thomas Robert FYNMORE

Regimental number2082
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurgical instrumentmaker
AddressClifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFriend, Miss E Daniel, 55 Queen's Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2082A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Gallant action in saving life of artillery despatch rider and personally delivering despatches. (Lagnicourt 23 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 27 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near LAGNICOURT on the evening of 23/4/17, while a heavy enemy bombardment was taking place, an Artillery despatch rider was seriously wounded and fell from his horse and was lying in a very exposed position still under heavy shell fire. Lance Corportal FYNMORE went out, dressed the man's wounds, carried him to a place of safety and personally delivered the despatches to their destination. He then procured assistance and a stretcher and returned for the patient and carried him to the Field Ambulance, a distance of two miles.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsCousins: 7859 James Stewart FYNMORE, 7th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 2639 Sergeant Harry Lovell FYNMORE, 7th Bn, killed in action, 13-18 June 1918; 628 Pte Leslie Haliburton FYNMORE, 21st Bn, killed in action, 23 August 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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