Thomas Henry SAUNDERS

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SAUNDERS, Thomas Henry

Service Number: 373
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, Ayr, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Winton, Queensland, July 1891
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 5 November 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 373, Ayr, Queensland
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 373, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 373, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 373, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

Vietnam War Service

9 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5th Light Horse Regiment

World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Light Horse Regiment
5 Nov 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 373, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'ROLL OF HONOUR.

SAUNDERS.-In loving memory of Thomas Henry Saunders, of Ilfracombe, killed at the Dardanelles, November 5th, 1915, aged 25 years.

The Empire called Australia's sons,
And did not call in vain;
Full willingly they left their homes,
By sea, in town, or plain,
And gladly "did their bit."
And many a well-loved lad of ours,
We shall not see again;
He lies far off in foreign grave,
'Neath foreign sun or rain-
Because he "did his bit."

(Inserted by his loving mother and sisters.)' from Morning Bulletin 4 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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