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Sydney Chester THOMAS

Regimental number2868
Date of birth8 August 1895
Place of birthBurnside, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPark Terrace, Eastwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs Lucy Warner Thomas, Park Terrace, Eastwood, South Australia
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 16736 Sapper Cyril Mervyn THOMAS, 1st Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 12 December 1918.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France. Wounded, Flers, 16 December 1916; invalided to Woolich Hospital; recovered. Arrived back in Australia, 1 June 1919.

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