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Thomas ANDERSON

Regimental number5037
Date of birth13 October 1897
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
Other NamesHOLLOWAY, Thomas
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFoster Father, T Holloway, Police Point, Huon River, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'As a member of a wiring party on night 17th/18th October, 1917, who were connecting entanglements in front of an advanced post on the BROODSEINDE RIDGE he, by his coolness and absolute contempt of shell fire, set such an example to the remainder of the party, and steadied all those around him, that the work was completed - the whole task was carried out under an enemy' barrage fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2437 Pte James Alfred ANDERSON, 51st Bn returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 January 1972

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