Thomas Henry BOLLIS

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BOLLIS, Thomas Henry

Service Number: 4436
Enlisted: 12 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Liscard,Liverpool,England, 1885
Home Town: Marryatville, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iabourer
Died: Died of wounds, Somme sector, France, 4 March 1917
Cemetery: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
Block O, Plot VII, Row G, Grave No. 2), Rouen, France
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 4436, 10th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
7 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4436, 10th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4436, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Thomas Henry Bellis was born in 1885 in Liscard, Liverpool, England to Catherine Bellis . He was a labourer before he joined WW1. His hometown was Marryatville, SA.

Thomas had dark eyes and brown hair. He was 5 foot 1 and weighed 60kg.  He was 30 years, 5 months and single when he enlisted on the 30th of August 1915. His rank was Private and his service number was 4436. 

Thomas served in 10 battles on the Western Front, France from March 11th 1916 to 23rd of February 1917. On this date, a Sunday, he was shot in the bottom and the abdomen. He died 9 days later on Friday the 4th of March 1917 at the age of 32.

Thomas is buried in the St.Sever Cemetery,Rouen in Block O, Plot VII, Row G, Grave number 2. 

During his service in the 10th Battalion, Thomas earned 2 medals;the British War Medal and the Victory Medal

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