Thomas Alfred DEARLOVE

DEARLOVE, Thomas Alfred

Service Number: 474
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia, 2 September 1880
Home Town: Terowie, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in Action, France, 27 April 1918, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Terowie Institute Honour Board, Terowie War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 474, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 474, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 474, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
27 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 474, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre

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Biography contributed by Cheryl Hutchins

"...474 Private Thomas Alfred Dearlove, 32nd Battalion. A grazier from Ketchowla, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 1st Reinforcements from Adelaide aboard HMAT Geelong on 18 November 1915 for Suez. He was hospitalised for cellulitis in May 1916 and sailed for the Western Front, France, in June 1916 but did not rejoin his unit until 2 August 1916. He was hospitalised once again in December 1917 as the result of a railway accident near Boulogne and rejoined his battalion on 9 January 1918. Pte Dearlove was killed in action near Corbie, France, on 27 April 1918. He was aged 37 years. His nephew, Lieutenant Allan Isaac Davey, 32nd Battalion, was killed in action near Ypres on 21 October 1917." - SOURCE (