Thomas BRODIE

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BRODIE, Thomas

Service Number: 6468
Enlisted: 12 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Redesdale, Victoria, Australia, 10 May 1891
Home Town: Quarry Hill, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Edgecombe State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Molenaarelst Hoek, Belgium, 21 October 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1915: Enlisted
12 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6468, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
7 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6468, 14th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
7 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6468, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6468, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor
6 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 29th Infantry Battalion, France
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6468, 29th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
21 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6468, 29th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

Thomas Henry Brodie

Killed in action in Belgium, Thomas did not really see much of life as he was
only 25 years of age when killed.

Prior to his army life, he worked for farmers and was a great lover of horses. The young man of those times took the same interest in his horse as the present generation do of their motor car.

A strongly built young man, he liked performing feats of strength. Thomas was a very kind and likeable person, it must have been very heartbreaking for his Mother to lose him like that.

Thomas was killed when going into the line on the 21st of October 1917, caught in a barrage and killed by a shell. He was buried on the 23rd of October 1917, with a wooden cross erected over his grave.

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