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Thomas Edwin LESTER

Regimental number2927
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address7 Burnell Place, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Laura Lester, 7 Burnell Place, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 April 1918
Place of death or woundingReading, England
Age at death41
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialReading Cemetery (Row 72, Grave No. 16435), Berkshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Emma LESTER; Wife: Laura LESTER, Messines Crescent, Matraville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Died of gas poisoning sustained at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

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