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George Evan THOMAS

Regimental number3957
Place of birthWarraacknabel, Victoria
SchoolState School, Golden Point, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationDraper
Address108 Seymour Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Thomas, 75 Walter Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingRainecourt, France
Age at death26
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, and coolness in leading a small party of men against a strong enemy position. In spite of wire entanglements hidden in the crops, and a heavy barrage of bombs and machine gun fire, he succeeded in entering the position and killing 30 of the enemy, the remainder fleeing in disorder.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Family/military connectionsFather, brother, returned to Australia; Cousins: 5 killed in action.

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