Thomas Elsbury ARTHUR

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ARTHUR, Thomas Elsbury

Service Number: 5547
Enlisted: 27 March 1916, Place of enlistment - Fremantle, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Castlemaine, Victoria, 1875
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Ballarat State School, Victoria
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Illness (Jaundice), Fovant, United Kingdom, 2 December 1916
Cemetery: Fovant (St. George) Churchyard
Plot II, Row A, Grave 4 Headstone Inscription "A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LEFT BEHIND OF A LOVING HUSBAND & FATHER KIND"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5547, 28th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Fremantle, Western Australia
20 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 28th Infantry Battalion, Had been made Acting Corporal on 6th June 1916.
26 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5547, 28th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A52' Surada from Fremantle on 26th September 1916, disembarking Plymouth, England on 20th November 1916.
22 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5547, 28th Infantry Battalion, Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital with Jaundice succumbing to the disease on 2nd December 1916.
2 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5547, 28th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of John Andrew and Elizabeth ARTHUR of Hollybank, Wilgul, Victoria. Husband of Eva ARTHUR.  Born at Castlemaine, Victoria.