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Thomas William GASTON

Regimental number3771
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCorner of Garnett And High Streets, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Gaston, 12 Gaston Street, Preston, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918 especially during Ypres operations.
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried at Harbonnieres, France
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. II), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Frances GASTON; husband of Isabella GASTON, 155 High Street, Preston, Victoria

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsCousin: Albert W. TEAGUE, 38th Bn, killed in France.

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