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Richard Geoghin THOMAS

Regimental number3545A
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressHawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, E Thomas, 66 Mason Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3545
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT on 10th, 11th and 12th April 1917, for conspicuous good work, bravery and devotion to duty as linesman. Working continuously on the lines from Brigade headquarters to Battalion Battle Headquarters under heavy enemy barrage and Machine Gun fire. owing to his steadfast good work telephonic communication was practically continuous during the whole period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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