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Thomas HOLDWAY

Regimental number5109
Place of birthChapmanslake, Wiltshire, England
SchoolLocal School, Chapmanslake, England
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressMaroon Station via Boonah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, T Holdway, Chapmanslake, Westbury, Wilts, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry, British Army (invalided out through deafness).
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XXI, Row F, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
148
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Sarah HOLDWAY, Fair View Farm, Chapmanslade, Westbury, Wilts.
Family/military connectionsCousins: Harry Holloway; George Holloway, killed in action
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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