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Thomas James POPPLE

Regimental number4908
Place of birthMurchison Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBeckom, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T Popple, Beckom, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At POZIERES on night of 12th/13th August, 1916. Acted as runner between Company Headquarters in front line and Battalion Headquarters and Left Battalion of flank Brigade. He was frequently under very heavy shell fire but was quite fearless and absolutely reliable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 12376 Pte Adden Alfred POPPLE, 10th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 27 September 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 January 1967
Age at death80
Place of burialArdlethan Cemetery, New South Wales

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