Thomas Leslie DEBNAM

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DEBNAM, Thomas Leslie

Service Number: 1340
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Young, New South Wales, Australia, 1 July 1889
Home Town: Young, Young, New South Wales
Schooling: Burrangong Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: compound fracture to skull from a piece of shell, Malta, 29 July 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Addolorata Cemetery
Addolorata Cemetery, Malta
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1340, Liverpool, New South Wales
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1340, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1340, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney
17 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1340, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Jul 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1340, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Fractured skull

CWGC and Army record data

Private 1340 Thomas Leslie DEBNAM.2nd Australian Infantry died 29th July 1915 aged 26. Son of Thomas and Margaret of Milkman's Creek, Young, New South Wales. At rest in Addolorata Cemetery, Malta
Some notes from his army records.

He joined up on the 28th November 1914 aged 25 and 5 months, occupation. On the 21st July 1915 he received a compound fracture to his skull at Gallipoli. He was treated in a Casualty Clearing Station and a Stationary Hospital. From there he was invalided to Malta and Hospital Ship Sicilia and was admitted into Auberge de Baviere Military Hospital, Valletta, Malta, where he died of his wounds on the 29th July 1915.

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Biography contributed by kristy debnam

Thomas Leslie Debnam also has his name on the family grave at the old cemetery in Young N.S.W Australia