Colin THOMAS

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THOMAS, Colin

Service Numbers: 283, 2053
Enlisted: 15 September 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria. Originally issued with service number 2053 but altered to 283 on the same day
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance
Born: Mornington, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Died of wounds, At sea (HS Gascon), 13 July 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial buried at sea Panel 69
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 283, 2nd Field Ambulance, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria. Originally issued with service number 2053 but altered to 283 on the same day
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 2053, 2nd Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 2053, 2nd Field Ambulance, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
13 Jul 1915: Involvement Driver, SN 283, 2nd Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry George Thomas and Janet Thomas nee Todd of Somerville, Victoria. Brother of Geroge Henry Thomas who served with the 1st Australian General Hospital

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal