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Thomas Francis MILES

Place of birthEast Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers' School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'Viaur', 67 Old South Head Road, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Miles c/o J Miles, Ruling Branch, GPO, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 3rd Supplement (15 May 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140 (27 August 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left Adelaide as a Lieutenant with the 9th Light Horse. He took part in the Gallipoli campaign, and was wounded at Lone Pine. He went to France and was promoted to Captain in the Artillery. He was mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He died of meningitis in the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, France. (details from mother)
FateDied of disease 26 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Died of cerebro spinal meningitis.
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Margaret MILES, 30 Adelaide Street, Woollahra, New South Wales

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