Albert THOMAS

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THOMAS, Albert

Service Number: 3627
Enlisted: 8 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Kapunda, South Australia, 22 August 1884
Home Town: Kapunda, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Government Servant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 March 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
no known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kapunda District Honour Board, Kapunda and District Fallen Soldiers Monument, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3627, 32nd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3627, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Observer (Adelaide, SA: 1905 - 1931) Saturday 7 April 1917

LATE CPL. ALBERT THOMAS.

KAPUNDA, March 29.—Cpl. Albert Thomas, who enlisted about a year ago, and after five months in camp at Adelaide went to England, has been killed in action in. France. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Thomas, reside at Bethel, near Kapunda. The deceased was a sturdily built man, 26 years of age. He received his promotion on the field. Prior to enlisting he was employed on Government railway construction work, and was well liked by his workmates.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article164186444

 

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