Thomas Weston TUXFORD

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TUXFORD, Thomas Weston

Service Number: 134
Enlisted: 6 November 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Army Pay Corps (AIF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia , 11 September 1865
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Accountant/Publican
Died: Died of Illness (heart failure/pneumonia), Randwick, New South Wales , 21 June 1919, aged 53 years
Cemetery: Sydney (Waverley) General Cemetery
Grave reference: Sel. 14. 7613.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 134, Army Pay Corps (AIF), Sydney, New South Wales
1 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, Army Pay Corps (AIF)

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Biography

From the book Fallen Saints -   Thomas Weston Tuxford of Double Bay New South Wales was born in Adelaide on 11 September 1865. After leaving school, he became an accountant and was at one time the proprietor of the Bowden Hotel on the outskirts of Adelaide. 

He was rejected for service overseas with AIF due to age (51) but because of his qualifications in accountancy was enlisted for home service with the Australian Army Pay Corps. He enlisted as a corporal on 6 November 1916, was promoted to sergeant in May 1918 and served in pay section at Victoria Barracks Sydney, New South Wales.  

Sergeant Thomas Weston died of Pneumonic Influenza and Cardiac failure at 3rd Australian General Hospital Randwick New South Wales on 21 June 1919; he was 53 years of age.

His son, Sergeant Reginald Tuxford was originally listed as absent without leave in France until it was later confirmed he had been killed in action on 3 May 1917 while serving with the 21st Battalion in France.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Lefreve Tuxford and Clara Evans; brother of Hannah, Maria, Clara Lydia, Zara Jane, Mary Ann, George Lefreve and Caroline Violet,

19 February 1894 - Thomas married Emily Annie Barns in St John Church, Adelaide Book/Page 178/661

Father of Reginald Weston, Winifred Gwendoline and Gladys Emily