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William Henry THOMAS

Regimental number943
Place of birthWallaroo, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Thomas, Wallaroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary THOMAS
Discharge date18 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 18 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 January 1931
Age at death40
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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