Thomas PENTECOST

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PENTECOST, Thomas

Service Number: 1609
Enlisted: 17 December 1914, Enlisted at Townsville, QLD Later he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal but date is not known
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pembury, England, 1887
Home Town: Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
Died: Killed in action, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, 29 May 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row E, Grave 23
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1609, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Townsville, QLD Later he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal but date is not known
13 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1609, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1609, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
29 May 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1609, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Stafford Street, Kedron, Brisbane, QLD

Son of Charles and Frances Pentecost of 309 Bexhill Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. Brother of Edith Pentecost of Arblour, Bamshire, England and Albert Pentecost who also served with the British Forces having enlisted at Kent, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

He was a member of the Maryborough Branch,QLD of the Independent Order of Oddfellows

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Dec 1887   Pentecost Thomas Tunbridge 2a 699
 

Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

He was 27 when killed.

Enlistment date 17 December 1914

Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915

Age at embarkation 25