Thomas Sylvester NOLAN


NOLAN, Thomas Sylvester

Service Number: 6826
Enlisted: 6 October 1916, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Blyth, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Sisters of St Joseph Clare SA
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Broodseinde Ridge, West Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium, 2 October 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Aeroplane Cemetery
Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
8 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6826, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6826, 1st Infantry Battalion, SS Port Nicholson, Sydney
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6826, 1st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Involvement 1st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

Thomas Nolan

Thomas had three older sisters, Maria, Margaret and Ray. His mother died from TB when the oldest sister Maria was just 5 years old. The youngsters were raised by their Grandmother and often had to beg for food at the local Catholic church. Thomas was 26 years of age when he died in WW1.

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NOLAN Thomas Sylvester : Service Number - 6826 : Place of Birth - Blyth SA : Place of Enlistment - Dubbo NSW : Next of Kin - (Sister) LANGLEY Margaret Mary

Tom Nolan's name is not displayed on the Adelaide National War Memorial because he enlisted interstate and thus his data was not included at the time of the Memorial's creation.  Similarly there are many men from interstate who happened to be in Adelaide at the time they enlisted, whose details are thus listed.