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Philip Lewis THOMAS

Regimental number2171
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
SchoolToowoomba Grammar School, Queensland
Other trainingSurveying
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCrown Lands ranger
AddressTor Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Hodge Thomas, 'Ardeen', Spring Creek, Drayton via Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row P, Grave No. 41), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Jane THOMAS; husband of Annie H. THOMAS, "Ardeen", Spring Creek, Drayton, Queensland. Native of Toowooomba, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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