Thomas John Sampson BASTIAN

BASTIAN, Thomas John Sampson

Service Number: 3016
Enlisted: 5 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 25 August 1878
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: North Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bowden Albert Lodge No 12 U.A.O.D. Roll of Honour, Keswick Prospect Highbury Street Methodist Sunday School Old Scholars Roll of Honour, Keswick Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Board WW1, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor, Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3016, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3016, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
30 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3016, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
5 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3016, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'The Winter Offensive' - Flers/Gueudecourt winter of 1916/17

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Husband of Ethel Violet BASTIAN


News has been received by Mrs. E. L. S. Bastian, of 16 Holland-street, Southwark, of the death of her husband, in action in France on November 5. Private Bastian left for the front on January 12, and after a short time in Egypt went to Belgium, where he took part in some very strenuous fighting. He next spent some ten days in a London hospital owing to a slight illness, subsequently rejoining his battalion in France. Prior to enlisting Private Bastian was a carpenter, and for several years was caretaker for the late Mr. R. Barr Smith, of Torrens Park. He was also employed at his trade at the Abattoirs. At the erection of the Burra and Renmank Hospitals he was foreman of the work. Private Bastian, who was 38 years of age, left a widow and three children. He was the eldest son of Mrs. S. Bastian. of Gloucester-street, Prospect. His early education was received at the North Adelaide Public School under Mr George Gill. He possessed a host of friends, who will feel his death very much." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Dec 1916 (