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William Leonard THOMAS

Regimental number196
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
Address88 Yarra Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Thomas, 88 Yarra Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 3138 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113 (6 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 (7 November 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3482 James Russell THOMAS, 58th Bn, killed in action, France, 19 July 1916
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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