Thomas Joseph DESMOND


DESMOND, Thomas Joseph

Service Number: 2300
Enlisted: 10 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, June 1887
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Influenza and Pneumonia, Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 7 February 1917
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Durrington Cemetery (Grave No. 187), Wiltshire., Durrington Cemetery, Durrington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

10 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2300, 41st Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2300, 41st Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2300, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 7th February........another very sad day in 1917 - 5 Australian Soldiers died in England....

Thomas Joseph Desmond was born at Townsville, Queensland in 1887 & enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 10th July, 1916. He arrived in England for further training with 41st Battalion on 10th January, 1917.
Private Desmond was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital on 6th February, 1917 with influenza. He died at 7 p.m. on 7th February, 1917 from pneumonia.

5 SOLDIERS WERE BURIED in Durrington Cemetery between 12th & 14th February, 1917. Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire contains 141 Australian WW1 Soldiers.

The full story of Pte Desmond can be found here...