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Thomas Samuel LOXTON

Regimental number4164
Place of birthLeigh Creek, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMannum, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M M Loxton, Moorook, South Australia
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Mary LOXTON

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT for gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on HINDENBURG LINE on 11th April 1917. Corporal LOXTON went forward carrying two panniers and a Lewis gun and was one of the first to reach the objective. he immediately got his guns into action and inflicted casualties on the enemy. Retiring he showed great coolness and presence of mind and set a fine example of soldierly bearing and devotion to duty. He was eventually wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 March 1938
Age at death43
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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