Thomas Burwood CANNON

CANNON, Thomas Burwood

Service Number: 6285
Enlisted: 15 December 1915, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Field Company Engineers
Born: Burwood, NSW, 15 February 1883
Home Town: Newtown (NSW), Inner West, New South Wales
Schooling: Newtown Public School
Occupation: Coach Painter
Died: 5 December 1955, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, New South Wales
AA Rose Gdn 22, 0193
Memorials: New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis), Newtown Superior Public School Great War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 6285, 1st Field Company Engineers, Sydney, NSW
21 Mar 1916: Involvement Sapper, 6285, 1st Field Company Engineers, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Armadale embarkation_ship_number: A26 public_note: ''
21 Mar 1916: Embarked Sapper, 6285, 1st Field Company Engineers, HMAT Armadale, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of the late Thomas and Mary CANNON, Newtown, NSW

Husband of Florence Adeline Maud CANNON, 4 Rafer Street, Newtown, NSW

Thomas served in Egypt and France - Bullecourt, Hill 60 - he contracted illness and  returned to duty 17 July 1918 and served until the sigining of Armistice.

On 24th March 1947 he retired from the Colonial Treasurer's Department as a Montype Caster Attendant at the Government Printing Office.