Thomas Edward EDWARDS

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EDWARDS, Thomas Edward

Service Number: 3038
Enlisted: 6 October 1916, Ringarooma, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fingal, Tasmania, 1884
Home Town: Ringarooma, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Belgium, 19 February 1918
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 54, Berks Cemetery Extension, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Legerwood Memorial Park
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3038, Ringarooma, Tasmania
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3038, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3038, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

WW1

Visit Legerwood Tasmania to see their small avenue of carved trees (or view them on Google). The town records Thomas as born 9 Sept 1883 at Fingal Tas. Born to George and Rose Ann (nee Mooney) Edwards. After enlistment, he entered the Claremont Training Camp 1 Nov 1916 and departed Tas 3 Feb 1917. Thomas was one of 9 children and married Florence Pathina Down in 1918. Thomas was K.I.A. 19 Feb 1918 Lest We Forget

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Florence Pathiner  Edwards of Wellington Road, Launceston, Tasmania. Later known as Florence Pathiner McDonald

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal