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David Wiilliam THOMAS

Regimental number241
Place of birthPanton Hill, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBoot repairer
Address19 Nebsworth Avenue, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs M J Thomas, 19 Nebsworth Avenue, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At LOUVERVAL, FRANCE, between 10th and 15th April 1917, L/Cpl. THOMAS did excellent work in salvaging ammunition under fire. On 15th April 1917 he carried ammunition forward to firing line when it was urgently required and through an area swept by machine gun fire. On the same date he also acted as guide to reinforcing parties. Had not this ammunition been sent forward it would have been impossible to stem the enemy advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Served 3 years 248 days (of which 3 years 159 days were abroad).

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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