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Ernest Charles THOMAS

Regimental number6341
Place of birthPinjarrah, Western Australia
SchoolFremantle State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber worker
AddressMornington Mills, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ella Thomas, 17 Padbury Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final rank incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as Private.
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row AA, Grave No. 13A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
81
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Charles and Emily THOMAS, Ascot Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS Ernest Charles

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