Thomas James TWIGDEN

TWIGDEN, Thomas James

Service Number: 1746
Enlisted: 6 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tarcowie, South Australia, 18 May 1899
Home Town: Stockport, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Tarcowie State School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 14 August 1916, aged 17 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Caltowie District WW1 Roll of Honour, Caltowie Soldiers Memorial Hall, Stockport Soldiers' Memorial Arch , Tarcowie Cheer Up Society to the Soldiers Memorial Hall Roll of Honor, Tarcowie Memorial Hall Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

6 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1746, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1746, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1746, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Mr. and Mrs. Twigden, of Stockport, have received word that their youngest son, Private T. J. Twigden, was killed in action in France on August 14. Private Twigden, who was 17 years of age in May last, was born at Tarcowie, and with his parents had resided at Stockport for the past three years. Private Twigden enlisted in March and sailed in April for Egypt, thence to England, and from there to France. Mr. and Mrs. Twigden have another son (Private J. Twigden) at the front." - Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (