Thomas Henry EDWARDS


EDWARDS, Thomas Henry

Service Number: WX7620
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Shropshire. England, 3 September 1900
Home Town: Ambergate, Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Malaya, 12 February 1942, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bunbury War Memorial, Busselton War Memorial, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN WX7620

Thomas Henry Edwards

Thomas Henry Edwards was born 1900 Shropshire, England enlisted AIF 10 August 1940. He joined 2/4th MGB’s ‘D’ Company. Edwards was KIA Hill 200, Ulu Pandan 12 Feb 1942 aged 42 years. He had previously served in WW1

Thomas aged 23 years with his wife Sarah aged 20 years sailed to WA on board ‘Ballarat” departing London 14 December 1922.
In 1931 Electoral Rolls indicate Thomas and Sarah had taken up land through Group Settlement at No. 48 Busselton.
When Thomas Henry Edwards died he was a father and grandfather

Below is recognition of Thomas’ WWI service:
No. 52912 Pte. T.H. Edwards, The Lancashire Fusiliers – received recognition
‘For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the British offensive in the FORET DE MORMON on November 4th 1919. In spite of very heavy shell and machine gun fire & numerous casualties this man carried out his duties of runner and guide with great courage for four hours continuously.
By his action he maintained communication and was of the greatest assistance in assuring the success of the attach in his Sector.’

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