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Thomas William AHERN

Regimental number1836
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolSt Ambrose School, Brunswick, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address25 Ann Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Bessie Ahern, 25 Ann Street, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 October 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death1 October 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRidge Wood Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row I, Grave No. 5), Voormezeele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Catherine AHERN, 5 Rutherland Street, Coburg, Victoria. Native of Geelong, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 46th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, france, 8 June 1916.

Appointed Acting Corporal, 10 September 1916.

Killed in action, 1 October 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AHERN Thomas William

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