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Thomas Joseph RYAN

Regimental number8623
Place of birthHamley Bridge, South Australia
SchoolSt Joseph's School, Hamley Bridge; Gawler High School, South Australia
Other trainingMotor mechanic
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStudent, wireless
AddressSame as next of kin
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.4
Height5' 5.75"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Ryan, 80 Alford Street, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Senior Cadets; 4 months in 28th Engineers, Citizen Military Forces; transferred to 74th Infantry, CMF; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
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FateKilled in Action 14 August 1917
Place of burialSpecial Memorial, Plot 1, Row H, Grave No 1 ['Buried near this spot': exact identification not possible], Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Only son. Parents: Johanna Ryan, Parsons Street, Wayville, South Australia, and the late Thomas Ryan
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RYAN Thomas Joseph

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