Thomas Henry GORRINGE

GORRINGE, Thomas Henry

Service Number: 2843
Enlisted: 15 December 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Signal Company
Born: Hagley, Tasmania, 1890
Home Town: Hagley, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway official
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 24 April 1961
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

15 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2843, Brisbane, Queensland
2 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2843, 57th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2843, 57th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
29 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2843, 1st Divisional Signal Company, 2nd Passchendaele
31 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2843, 1st Divisional Signal Company, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 2nd occasion - Gassed
1 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2843, 1st Divisional Signal Company

Logan Village Museum

Thomas was born in 1890 at Hagley, Tasmania and died on the 24th of April 1961. He is remembered at the Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens in Brisbane. The son of John and Ann (nee Emms). He married Lilly Gordon.

Thomas is listed on the Logan Village Honour Roll WW1. He was working in the area before he enlisted. He is also listed amongst the Museum Honour Roll for the area.

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2843 Private Thomas Henry Gorringe. A railway official from Nambour, Queensland prior to enlistment, Pte Gorringe embarked with the 6th Reinforcements, 57th Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916. Following his graduation from signals school, he joined the 1st Divisional Signal Company and was gassed and evacuated to England. Following his recovery he rejoined his unit as was gassed once more. Due to the severity of the gas poisoning, he returned to Australia on 19 October 1918 and was medically discharged..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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