Thomas James (Sonny) BELDAN

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BELDAN, Thomas James

Service Number: 5991
Enlisted: 21 February 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, 6 June 1889
Home Town: Eton, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Mackay State School
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Hazebrouck, France, 30 May 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Eton War Memorial, Mackay Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

21 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5991, Rockhampton, Queensland
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5991, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5991, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
30 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5991, 9th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography

9 Battalion

Rank - Private

13 October 1917 wounded in action

27 April 1918 wounded in action for the second time in Belgium

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Eli and Margaret Beldan, "Armthorpe", Savannah, Mackay, Queensland