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Herbert Ernest Bennett THOMAS

Regimental number35
Place of birthDeniliquin New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address'Cancross', Great George Street, Padington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel A Thomas, 'Cancross', Great George Street, Padington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBattalion Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For general ability and devotion to duty. He has been attached to the 5th Divisional Artillery since its formation in March, 1916. During that time he has been the senior Warrant Officer of the Divisional Artillery, and has at all times rendered most meritorious service. He has set a very fine example to all the Warrant Officers of the Divisional Artillery. He also rendered valuable services as B.Q.M.S. in 1st Battery A.F.A. in GALLIPOLI.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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