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Thomas G Dawson LAVIS

Regimental number1721
Place of birthGunnedah, New South Wales
SchoolCatholic School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
AddressGuyra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Lavis, Guyra, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1721A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTom left Egypt 15th August 1915 for Dardanelles, and was there until time of evacuation. Then met his brother William at Tel-el-Kaber camp and was transferred to 18th Battalion. Then both sailed for France, went into trenches 11th April 1916 until of death.
FateKilled in Action 22 May 1916
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 24), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Dennis and Mary LAVIS, Guyra, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother William Lavis.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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