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David Henry THOMAS

Regimental number2812
Place of birthGolden Point, Chewton, nr Castlemaine, Victoria
SchoolFaraday State School; Castlemaine Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
AddressL7 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, W Thomas, Chewton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Fleurbaix, 19 July 1916; died at Boulogne Hospital, France, 12 August 1916.
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 131), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
166
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ann THOMAS. Native of Chewton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2949 Pte William George THOMAS, 5th Pioneer Bn

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