Thomas James LOGAN

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LOGAN, Thomas James

Service Numbers: 187, Major
Enlisted: 20 August 1914
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Forest Hill, Queensland, Australia, 30 March 1877
Home Town: Forest Hill, Lockyer Valley, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School, Queenslnad, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
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Memorials: Brisbane Grammar School Boer War Honour Board, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 2, Forest Hill War Memorial, Laidley Memorial Park Gates, Shire of Moggill War Memorial, United Service Club
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 187, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry
1 Nov 1899: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 187, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry, SS Cornwall, Brisbane - disembarking Cape Town 13 December 1899
31 Mar 1900: Wounded Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 187, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry, Battle of Sanna's Post , Slight
13 Dec 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Corporal, SN 187, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry, SS Orient, Cape Town for return to Australia - disembrking Brisbane 17 January 1901
23 Jan 1901: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Corporal, SN 187, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry

World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Major, SN Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Whitmore LOGAN and Harriet nee JOSEY; husband of Mrs. B. M. Logan, of Forest Hill, Queensland.

Major T. J. Logan, whose death was reported in yesterday's  Courier," was born at Brookfield 38 years ago. At an early ago he became a member of the volunteer Mounted Infantry Corps, and as a private joined the first contingent of Mounted Infantry for the South African war. He remained with his company until its return, in the meanwhile taking part in many stiff engagements, particularly that at Sannas Post, where Major (then private) Logan was shot through the knee, and had to spend some time in hospital. Rapidly recovering from the wound, he again joined his brigade, and, without further mishap, returned home to Forest Hill, where he followed farm pursuits very successfully. By close attention to his duties he qualified for an officer's commission, and left with the Second Light Horse for Egypt, then on to the Dardanelles, where, on August 6 he was killed in action. Photographs of the Logan family, representing four brothers, appeared in a recent issue of the "Courier." Since then the elder brother has fallen, the younger brother has been wounded, and another has been reported ill at Malta, while Captain W.C. Logan is with a company of Light Horse Reinforcements. The family has 10 cousins either at the Front or on the way thereto—all lads from the
country, and all of a soldier strain representative of the best that Queensland can furnish. The deceased officer was a nephew of Mrs. D Jones, Petrie-terrace.
He leaves a widow and six children, who are resident at Forest Hill. The deceased soldier was always identified with every progressive movement in his district, and will be much missed.

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