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Frederick THOMAS

Regimental number703
Place of birthBroome, Western Australia
SchoolHighgate Hill State School, Perth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Herbert Thomas, Police Sergeant, Geraldton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted on his 18th birthday.
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death19.4
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1422 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Charles THOMAS, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; [986] 2nd Lt Herbert THOMAS, 51st Bn, effective abroad; Cousins: 1077 Pte Horace James THOMAS, 10th Bn, killed in action, 24 July 1916; 1546 Pte Phillip Benjamin THOMAS, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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