Thomas MATHERS

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MATHERS, Thomas

Service Number: 3502
Enlisted: 11 September 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Millers Point, New South Wales, 1890
Home Town: Surry Hills, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Peronne, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3502, Sydney, New South Wales
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3502, 53rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3502, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 53rd Infantry Battalion, At Forvant
17 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3502, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, Gas shell
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3502, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edwin and Rosanna Mathers of Chapman Street, Surry Hills, NSW previously of 89 Phelps Street, Surry Hills; brother of Alfred Edwin Mathers MM

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

20 September 1922 - Base Records wrote to Thomas father that a special cross with the words 'Believed to be buried in this cemetery, actual grave unknown' was erected in the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension