Thomas Sylvester Mackay DUNPHY

DUNPHY, Thomas Sylvester Mackay

Service Number: 2131
Enlisted: 9 March 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wandiligong, Victoria, Australia, 1883
Home Town: Wandiligong, Alpine, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 17 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
17 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2131, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wandilla embarkation_ship_number: A62 public_note: ''
17 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2131, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne

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Thomas Sylvester Mackay DUNPHY was born in 1883 in Wandiligong, Victoria

His parents were John Willis DUNPHY and Jane MACKAY

He enlisted on 9th March, 1915 with the Australian Army - he joined the 7th Battalion, 6th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Wandilla on 17th June 1915

Initially stated he was Missing in Action but a later court of enquiry confirmed that he had been Killed in Action on 17th August 1916 at Villers Bretonneux in France. No known grave

He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial, Villers Bretonneux, France and also the Australian War Memorial - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal