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Jack Alexander THOMAS

Regimental number35670
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIron moulder
Address89 Jersey Road, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Ibbott, 89 Jersey Road, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the 10th Battery Australian Field Artillery; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, May 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 7 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 November 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 7 December 1917.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 13th Battery, 7 December 1917.

Disembarked Southampton, England, 2 July 1918, to report to AIF Headquarters, London.

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 2 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disemnbarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 June 1967

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