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Thomas Joseph PERKINS

Regimental number1750
Place of birthBroomfield Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCoachbuilder
Address404 Creswick Road, Ballarat North, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr James Thomas Perkins, 404 Creswick Road, Ballarat North, Victoria
Previous military service71st Infantry
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Depot Unit of Supply
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


'Work at Chuignes on 23 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Chuignes on 23rd August 1918, when the company was held up and both flanks were in the air. He patrolled across under heavy fire and got in touch with the battalion on the let; then, after repelling an attack, he outflanked the enemy and took fifteen prisoners and two machine guns. Later, he led a patrol into the village bringing back useful information. His energy and courage were a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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