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Thomas Ivett BIRCH

Regimental number369
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolState School No. 1492, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressBritannia Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Wm Birch, Britannia Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Splendid work as transport Sergeant of the Battalion showing consistent coolness and courage under fire. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Ivett Thomas
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row J, Grave No. 14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma BIRCH, Nerrina, Victoria

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