Thomas TODD

Regimental number2026
Place of birthGlenelg South Australia
OccupationStation hand
Addressc/o H Todd, 78 George Street, Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Henry Todd, 78 George Street, Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1919

Military Medal

'Before the operations at LE BARQUE, from 25th to 27th February, 12917, Private TODD showed conspicuous devotion to duty as a runner.on several occasions he carried important messages to the front line through heavy barrages. Although ill, Private TODD refused to go sick, and continued to act as front line runner until relief of unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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