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Thomas DAVID

Regimental number2882
Date of birth1899
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Edith David, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of insufficient chest measurement)
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 April 1918
Place of death or woundingRouen, France (gas poisoning)
Date of death28 April 1918
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Became sick on ship after leaving Brisbane so disembarked at Fremantle, 9 November 1916. Re-embarked per 'Militades' on 29 January 1917, disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917

Proceeded to France, 25 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (right hand).

Wounded in action (gassed), 25 April 1918; admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 26 April 1918; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 April 1918.

Died of gas shell poisoning, 28 April 1918.

Personal effects were being returned to mother per 'Barunga', Case No. 1206 departing 21 June 1918. This ship was sunk by the enemy and all cargo lost at sea.

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

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