Thomas John RYAN


RYAN, Thomas John

Service Number: 2241
Enlisted: 6 January 1916
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Wilmington, South Australia, 1897
Home Town: Broomehill, Broomehill-Tambellup, Western Australia
Schooling: Broomehill State School, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Arsenical dermatitis, Egypt, 7 August 1916
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row M, Grave #. 132
Memorials: 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broomehill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2241, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2241, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
7 Aug 1916: Involvement Trooper, SN 2241, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières

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Father Michael Ryan and and Mother Margaret Phillemina RYAN, living at Broomehill, WA.

Described on enlisting as 18yrs 7mths old; single; 5' 11: tall; 152 lbs; healthy complexion;
blue eyes; dark brown hair; Roman Catholic

6/1/1916     enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA

29/2/1916    appointed to 15th reinforcements/10th Light Horse

1/4/1916     embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses
                   as a Private in 10th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement

26/4/1916    taken on strength of 3rd Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir

20/6/1916    sick to hospital
29/7/1916    transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital - tonsilitis

7/8/1916     died of Arsenical dermatitis, at Abbassia, Egypt
buried in:     132 Section, Cairo British Cemetery

buried in:     Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
                   Row M, Grave No. 132

His name is located at Panel 8 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:       British War medal (38998); Memorial Plaque and Scroll (320140)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  20/5/2016.  Lest we forget.