Thomas William EDMONDS


EDMONDS, Thomas William

Service Number: 5849
Enlisted: 20 April 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toodyay, Western Australia, 21 February 1879
Home Town: Bolgart, Victoria Plains, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: G.S.W.s to Head, Leg & Face, Died of wounds, To Be Determined, 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, England , United Kingdom, Egypt, 29 April 1917, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot XI, Row E, Grave No. 4, Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Calingiri Victoria Plains War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5849, 28th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5849, 28th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5849, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
2 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5849, 28th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, G.S.W.s to Head, Leg & Face DoW London

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From AWM

5849 Private (Pte) Thomas William Edmonds of the 28th Battalion. A farmer of Calcarra, WA and the third child of John and Sarah Edmonds of Toodyay, WA, Thomas Edmonds enlisted in the AIF on 30 April 1916 and left for France as a member of the 16th reinforcements to the 28th Battalion on the troopship Suffok on 9 October 1916. On 2 March 1917 he was wounded in action when his battalion was in action attacking the German held Malt Trench just north of Warlencourt, in Belgium. Pte Edmonds was repatriated to England on 8 March 1917 and transferred to the 1st London General Hospital at Camberwell, were he died of his wounds on 28 April 1917. Pte Edmonds is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.