Charles Henry Wallace THOM

THOM, Charles Henry Wallace

Service Number: 9
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Field Company Engineers
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 19 February 1886
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Albert State School and Maryborough Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Civil engineer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 29 October 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 5
Memorials: Maryborough Albert State School War Memorial, Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial, Maryborough State High School Roll of Honour, Woolloongabba Officers of the Water Supply Department Queensland Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 9, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Enlisted at Brisbane
22 Sep 1914: Involvement Sergeant, 9, 3rd Field Company Engineers, ANZAC / Gallipoli
22 Sep 1914: Embarked Sergeant, 9, 3rd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Geelong, Melbourne
26 Jul 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 4th Field Company Engineers, In the field
26 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 4th Field Company Engineers, At Heliopolis, Egypt
26 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Field Company Engineers, At Heliopolis, Egypt
29 Oct 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 4th Field Company Engineers, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Elizabeth Thom of 'Ivydene', Lennox Street, Maryborough, QLD. Brother of Richard Vernon Thom who returned to Australia on 19 April 1919 having served with the 7th Light Horse Regiment

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

At the time of enlistment he was employed with Hydraulic Engineers Office, Brisbane, QLD

Also served in the cadets and the Citizen Military Forces