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George James THOMAS

Regimental number5193
Place of birthFlowery Gully, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDouglas Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Thomas, Douglas Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth THOMAS
Discharge date27 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'A71', 22 July 1917; disembarked HT 'Nestor', Melbourne, 24 September 1917, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 27 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death10 July 1935
Age at death43
Place of burialBeaconsfield Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS George James

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