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Thomas Frank LAPTHORNE

Regimental number3278
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
SchoolUnley Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Address5 Macklin Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Lapthorne, 5 Macklin Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
146
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma LAPTHORNE, 5 Macklin Street, Unley, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1822 Pte Reuben Graham LAPTHORNE, 27th Bn, died of wounds, 13 October 1915; [620] Lt John Harold LAPTHORNE MC, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 May 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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