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Ernest Archibald THOMAS

Regimental number5846
Place of birthBlinman, South Australia
AddressLoxhen, River Murray
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41.7
Height5' 5.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Thomas, corner of George Street and Magill Road, Stepney, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameTunnelling Companies Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date31 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Adelaide, 31 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 October 1932
Age at death56
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS Ernest Archibald

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