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Thomas Hamilton BRYAN

Regimental number3210
Place of birthKingston, South Australia
OccupationFarmer
AddressKingston, South Coast, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs S C Bryan, Coolsha, River Murray, South Australia
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 10-11 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when in charge of the extreme right flank, afterwards following the enemy up with a bombing party and clearing them out of the trench. He held his ground for three hours under very trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3046 Pte William Edward BRYAN, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1967

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