Philip Lewis THOMAS


THOMAS, Philip Lewis

Service Number: 2171
Enlisted: 10 April 1916, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 25 April 1875
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Ranger (Crown Land)
Died: Died of wounds, France, 20 June 1917, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Department of Public Lands, Brisbane, Drayton War Memorial, Toowoomba St James' M2
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2171, Toowoomba, Queensland
7 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2171, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2171, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
10 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2171, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Messines, Shell wound (buttock, leg, abdomen)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Alfred and Jane THOMAS.  Husband of Annie H THOMAS of 'Ardeen', Spring Creek, Drayton, Qld.


"...Philip Lewis Thomas, of Toowoomba, Qld. He later enlisted as a Private in the 42nd Battalion, AIF, with the regimental number 2171 on 10 April 1916. Pte Thomas embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Clan McGillivray on 7 September 1916. He died on 20 June 1917, after being wounded at Messines, Belgium, aged 42." - SOURCE (