Thomas James STRANGER

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STRANGER, Thomas James

Service Number: 872
Enlisted: 19 December 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Coy
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 1864
Home Town: Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine driver
Died: Died of Illness (cholelithiasis), Dartford, England, 10 April 1918
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, West Leederville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 872, Railway Unit (AIF), Perth, Western Australia
29 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 872, Railway Unit (AIF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 872, Railway Unit (AIF), HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
10 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 872, 5th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Coy

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Biography contributed by Keith Campbell

"...872 Sergeant Thomas James Stranger, enlisted as an engine driver in the 5th Australian Railway Company on 19 December 1916 after putting his age as 44 years. He served briefly in France before being evacuated to England on medical grounds where he died of illness on 10 April 1918. He was aged 54 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)