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James Russell THOMAS

Regimental number3482
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolGordon Technical College, Geelong, Victoria
Address88 Yarra Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Thomas, 88 Yarra Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death17
Family/military connectionsBrother: 196 Warrant Officer (Class I) William Leonard Leslie THOMAS, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 59th Bn from 2nd Training Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 4 April 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMAS James Russell

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