Thomas Charles CLIFTON

Badge Number: 26924
26924

CLIFTON, Thomas Charles

Service Number: 2026
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 7 October 1887
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Port Broughton, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Heart Attack, Harriet Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 1 September 1945, aged 57 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Section: KO, Road: 23, Site No: 10
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, 27th Infantry Battalion
23 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Morea, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2026, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Kathryn Shead

Thomas Charles Clifton was born 7th October 1887, Port Broughton, South Australia.

He was one of nine children born to Thomas Wiliam Clifton and Mary Ann Starks.

Thomas was employed as a labourer and fitter for a small cartage company at port Broughton.

On the 9th June 1915 he enlisted in the AIF, he served in France where he was wounded.

Shortly after his discharge from the army his occupation was a Post Master at Port Broughton.

On the 7/04/1920. Thomas Charles Clifton married Muriel May Morgan at the St. Patricks Catholic church Adelaide. Together they lived at 20 Harriett street, Adelaide.

Thomas, died 01/9/1945, of a heart attack while seated in his favorite lounge chair by the fire. He was 58 years of age.

Muriel, died 31/05/1945 from the over use of Bex powders. She was 59 years of age.

They are both buried at West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide. They had six children; Elizabeth Muriel, Robert Edward, Mary Venora, Bernard Augustas, Eileen Patricia and Doris Veronica.

Thomas Charles Clifton is the elder brother to John Oliver Clifton also listed in the virtual war Memorial.

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