Tasman Thomas AIREY

AIREY, Tasman Thomas

Service Number: 3609
Enlisted: 6 December 1916, Launceston
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, 19 December 1895
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Launceston, Tasmania, 2 February 1931, aged 35 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Monumental Cemetery Location B11, Number 252
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World War 1 Service

6 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Launceston
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3609, 40th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3609, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne

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Tasman Thomas AIREY was born on 19th December 1895 in Launceston Tasmania

His parents were Robert AIREY and Sarah RUSDEN

He enlisted as a Private with the 40th Battalion on 6th Dec. 1916 & embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Aeneaas on 30th October 1917 - Service No. 3609

He was wounded in action (gassed) on 11th August 1918 and returned to Australia  in 1919 on the ship Karanga and was discharged on 8th Dec. 1919

On 19th June 1920 he married Myra Madeline WILLIAMS - she died in 1938 in Launceston

Tasman died on 2nd February, 1931 at his residence , 196 York St Launceston


AIREY  Tasman Thomas - dearly beloved husband of Myra M Airey aged 34 years (Private internment Carr Villa Cemetery

His brother Lance Corporal  Robert James AIREY also served with the 40th Battalion

Tasman received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal