Thomas Michael (Tom) SINAPIUS

SINAPIUS, Thomas Michael

Service Number: 1157
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Coonatto, South Australia, 30 December 1887
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Packer, S. A. R.
Died: Nairne, South Australia, 14 March 1942, aged 54 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln S.A.R. Eyre's Peninsula Division Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1157, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1157, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
14 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1157

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA: 1880 - 1954) Fri 12 May 1933


On Saturday afternoon. May 6th, at S. James' Church, Blakiston, the marriage was celebrated between Mr. Thomas Michael Sinapius and Gladys Muriel, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. George, of Nairne. The Rev. S. J. Bloyd officiated, with Mrs. C. Plowman at the organ. Many friends of the bride's family were glad to see that her father was sufficiently recovered from his recent illness to be present at the church to give her away. The bride looked her best in a dress of white satin, with a tulle veil. The bridesmaids, Miss Lorna George, and her cousin, Miss Thelma Colman, were very attractively dressed in pink satin with, felt picture hats to match. They carried sheafs of beautiful flowers, and Miss Vida Glastonbury hung a lucky horseshoe on the bride's arm as the wedding party were leaving the church. The best man was Mr. Bert Sinapius, and the groomsman, Mr. Cecil Chapman, who carried out their various duties very well. After the ceremony a reception was held at the house of the bride's parents, where the usual toasts were honoured, and the warmest congratulations showered upon the newly married pair, who subsequently left for their honeymoon by the Melbourne express. Amongst the guests were many old friends of the family:—Mr. Edgar Brown, Mr. C. Mathews (a brother of Mrs. George), Mr. C. Boscombe, Mr. G. Glastonbury, and Mrs.

The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954)  Thu 20 Jan 1938

Fatal Railway Accident At Nairne

A fatal accident occurred near the Nairne railway yards on Tuesday, when a light engine going out

of the yards came into collision with a railway tricycle.

Mr. Roy Lindsay Galpin, a packer, employed by the S.A.R., was killed.

The ganger, Mr. T. Sinapius, and Mr. Galpin were returning to the yards, and when about 400 yards from the railway station Mr. Sinapius saw the engine and calling to Mr. Galpin, "Look out," he jumped clear. Mr. Galpin, apparently did not hear him and the collision occurred while he was still on the tricycle. He was knocked off and received injuries to the head and chest, which resulted in his immediate death.

Dr. Andrews was called. Mounted Constable Huxley made enquiries and prepared a report for submission to the Coroner, Mr. H. A. Harrison.

Mr. Galpin had lived for many years in the Nairne district and was well known and highly respected.



The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA: 1880 - 1954) Thu 19 Mar 1942


Mr. Thomas M. Sinapius.—At his residence, Nairne, on Saturday last, leaving a wife and daughter, Lois. Deceased, who was 53 years, was a member of the43rd Batt. 1st A.I.F., and six members of the R.S.L. acted as pallbearers at the funeral, which took place at the Nairne cemetery on Monday afternoon. He came to Nairne about 14 years ago, marrying a local girl, Miss Gladys George. He was employed in the railways, on the permanent way, and some five years ago, with a companion named

Galpin, was involved in an accident, from which he was for several years an invalid. An oncoming train threatened a motor "quad " upon, which the men were riding, and while Galpin was killed, Sinapius jumped clear, but seriously injured his spine.