Service Numbers: 3275, N70616
Enlisted: 18 June 1917, 3 years Militia, 37th Inf Bn
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dapto,New South Wales, Australia, 19 July 1896
Home Town: Dapto, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: Concord, New South Wales, Australia, 28 May 1977, aged 80 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 1 Service

18 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3275, 35th Infantry Battalion, 3 years Militia, 37th Inf Bn
2 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, 3275, 35th Infantry Battalion
2 Aug 1917: Embarked Private, 3275, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Sydney
26 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 3275, 35th Infantry Battalion, 2nd MD

World War 2 Service

6 Jan 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, N70616

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Dapto History in Photos

Thomas Clifford was born on 19 July 1896 to Joseph and Mary Clifford in Dapto.

Thomas enlisted on 12 July 1917 at the age of 21.
He embarked from Sydney on 2 August 1917.
That same month he fell ill to influenza whilst at sea.
He was discharged from hospital on 11 August 1918.
Thomas returned to Australia on 3 April 1919 receiving the British War and Victory medals.

He married Ellen Doris Schofield in 1933, Paddington, New South Wales and together they had a son Maxwell Edward, who sadly died at the age of three.

Thomas Clifford died at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney on 28 May 1977.
He is buried at West Dapto Catholic Cemetery.
Photo thanks to Wollongong City Library.