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Samuel Robert THOMAS

Regimental number704
Place of birthCastlemaine Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationOrchardist
AddressHarcourt, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Kate Thomas, Church Street, Chewton, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried a despatch to the front line through the most intense enemy bombardment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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