Thomas DALRYMPLE

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DALRYMPLE, Thomas

Service Number: WX1918
Enlisted: 5 March 1940, Enlisted in Busselton before going to Northam for training
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Field Regiment
Born: Airdre, Scotland, 29 January 1919
Home Town: Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, Crete, Crete, Greece, 21 May 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Suda Bay War Cemetery (Souda Bay) Greece
Buried Row E, Plot 20, Suda Bay War Cemetery, Suda Bay, Crete, Greece
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Busselton War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Gunner, SN WX1918
5 Mar 1940: Enlisted Gunner, SN WX1918, 2nd/3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Busselton before going to Northam for training
5 Mar 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX1918, 2nd/3rd Field Regiment
21 May 1941: Involvement Battle of Crete

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Biography contributed by Joy Dalgleish

Thomas Dalrymple was a 22yo from Busselton, when he was killed in action 21 May 1941, Crete. 2/3rd Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. Gunner Dalrymple,  died while defending the island of Crete against the German land and airborne invasion on 21 May 1941.  WA. He is buried in the Suda Bay Cemetery Section 1, Row E, Plot 20.