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Horace James THOMAS

Regimental number1077
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolFlinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingInternational Correspondence School (School of Mines)
ReligionCongregational
OccupationBrass finisher
AddressDaly Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Henry Thomas, Daly Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23.3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrother (twin): 1546 Pte Phillip Benjamin THOMAS, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919; Cousin: 703 Pte Fred THOMAS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 28 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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