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Thomas Edward TRAVERS

Regimental number1133
Place of birthEuroie New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBowen Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Travers, same address
Enlistment date9 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signals Company 2, Section 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was conspicuous for his bravery resource, and unfailing energy in laying and maintaining telephone lines during the attack on the Hindenburg Line, in particular on the night of 7th/8th May 1917 when he laid fresh lines and mainainted same to forward Battalions, under heavy shell fire, maintaining communication throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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