Rex Henry TOM

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TOM, Rex Henry

Service Number: Q131023
Enlisted: 9 March 1942, Longreach, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Parkes, New South Wales, 6 November 1922
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 27 August 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Longreach Memorial Pool & Aquatic Centre, Maryborough 47th Battalion Fallen Comrades HB
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World War 2 Service

9 Mar 1942: Enlisted Private, SN Q131023, Longreach, Queensland
9 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q131023
9 Mar 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q131023
27 Aug 1943: Involvement Private, SN Q131023, 47th Infantry Battalion AMF
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q131023

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Biography

"...Q131023 Private Rex Henry Tom, 47 Battalion (Wide Bay Regiment). A resident of Longreach, Qld, Pte Tom enlisted on 9 March 1942. Pte Tom was killed in action on 27 August 1943 in New Guinea, aged 20." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)