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Thomas Samuel DANIELS

Regimental number15222
Date of birth9 July 1886
Place of birthRhyndaston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRhyndaston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T Daniels, Rhyndaston, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 13, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/40/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct medal


Work at Robecq, Strazeele and on the Somme during 1918.
Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action on all occasions, and consistent devotion to duty. He has been in charge of battery signallers since November 1917. In operations in the Robecq area at Strazeele, and in recent Somme operations from 8 August onwards, his courage and invaluable services have been outstanding. He has twice been buried by shell fires, and refused to leave his post on both occasions. His example to those with him has been excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Date of death10 August 1962
Age at death76
Place of burialBeaconsfield, Tasmania

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