Thomas Armitage SALMON


SALMON, Thomas Armitage

Service Number: 181
Enlisted: 31 March 1915, Gympie, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Smithtown, New South Wales, 14 March 1898
Home Town: Norville, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Wolvi State School
Occupation: Selector
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 August 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Assevillers New British Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

31 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 181, Gympie, Queensland
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 181, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 181, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
29 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 181, 26th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Albert Armitage SALMON and Lucy RUDDER - he was one of 15 children

Lucy Salmon, nee Rudder, 1868-1936, bore 15 children and raised 16. Of the 16, 3 died as infants. Of the surviving 13, 3 were girls and did not go to war. Of the ten boys who grew to adulthood, five served in WW1. 

Mrs. L. Salmon, Wolvi, has received advice that her son, Lance-corporal Thomas Armitage Salmon, was killed in action on August 29. Some time ago another son was killed at the Front. A third has returned home suffering from shell shock, the fourth is at the Front, while the fifth is at present in training at Brisbane.