Claude Edward THOMAS MID

THOMAS, Claude Edward

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Train
Born: Highbury, South Australia, Australia, 15 September 1889
Home Town: Ovingham, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: University College, North Adelaide, Aouth Australia
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wound to the pelvis, 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 16 December 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Row Q, Grave 552 Commemorated in the North Road Church of England Cemetery, SA
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
22 Oct 1914: Involvement Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Hymettus embarkation_ship_number: A1 public_note: ''
22 Oct 1914: Embarked Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Hymettus, Adelaide
16 Dec 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 4th Australian Army Service Corps Company awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1915-12-16
21 Jun 1916: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, ANZAC / Gallipoli, Exact date of when it was earned is unknown. Dates mentioned refer to when notice appeared in Government gazettes Awarded, and promulgated, London Gazette, Third Supplement, No. 29632 on 21 June 1916; Commonwealth Gazette No. 129 on 21 September 1916.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Turner Thomas and Elizabeth Mary Foster Thomas nee Edwards of Torrens Roaad, Ovingham, SA. Brother of Cyril James Thomas who returned to Australia on 17 July 1916 having served with the Army Service Corps and Martha Gwendoline Thomas

Medals: Mentioned in Despatches, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal