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Thomas DRAKE

Regimental number1692
Place of birthSomerset England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDairyman
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Drake, Misterton, Somerset, England
Enlistment date14 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For gallant work as messenger and for most valuable services as guide. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 December 1970
Age at death73
Place of burialDerrinallum Cemetery, Victoria

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