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Richard George THOMAS

Regimental number4485
Place of birthBriton Ferry Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Thomas, 6 Jersey Terrace, Warren Hill, Briton Ferry, South Wales
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during lengthy operations. He constantly went forward, with magnificant courage and coolness, to attend the wounded and gassed under the heaviest fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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