RANGER, Thomas

Service Number: 83
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Collingwood, Victoria, 1873
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Influenza, Dandenong, Victoria, 2 June 1919
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 83, Melbourne, Victoria
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 83, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 83, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
9 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 83, 29th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Blyde

"83 Private Thomas Ranger, Headquarters Details, Pioneer Section, 29th Battalion, of Williamstown, Vic. Pte Ranger enlisted on 15 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ascanius on 10 November 1915. He returned to Australia on 4 May 1917." - SOURCE (

Thomas Ranger enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria 29th Infantry Battalion and embarked aboard HMAT Ascanius from Melbourne on 15 Nov 1915.

He saw active service on the Somme in France and was discharged due to being medically unfit.

Family believe that he may have been previously served in the Boer War.

Thomas' family later mover to Pitsworth in Queensland where he has numerous great grand children and great-great grand children, including the Blyde, Hutley and Leis families.