Thomas CHAMBERS

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CHAMBERS, Thomas

Service Number: 1923
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newport, County Mayo.Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Mossman, Queensland
Schooling: St Jarlath's College Catholic, Galway; and College, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
LONE PINE MEMORIAL Panel 45
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

16 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1923, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1923, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

15th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He is honoured on the Mayo Great War Memorial in Mayo Peace Park, Garden of Remembrance, Lannagh Road, Castlebar, County  Mayo.

Age on arrival in Australia-23

Next of kin-Father, Mr F Chambers, Newport, County  Mayo.Ireland
Enlistment date-19 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll-13 January 1915

Place of enlistment Port Douglas, Queensland

Age at embarkation-26

AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2

Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915

Age at death-27
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 15th Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, and taken on strength, 16 June 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 16 July 1915; transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 17 July 1915 (diarrhoea); to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Lemnos, 24 July 1915; rejoined unit, 30 July 1915.

 
Sources
NAA: B2455, CHAMBERS Thomas

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