Berkeley Thomas

Name     Berkeley Thomas

 Number    Private 1781

 Battalion   58th Battalion

 Place of Birth   Melbourne

 Next of Kin His sister Alice Thomas of Hamilton

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 28/1/1916

Physical details on enlistment   Age 23 years and 3 months,

5’5”, 138 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

17/6/18 he was wounded in the head while in action. 19/6/18 he died of his wounds

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery, Picardie France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was associated with Foster and Mardan 

Military History

  • 10/5/16 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 4/4/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Euripides
  • 8/5/16 He disembarked Alexandria
  • 13/6/16 He embarked Alexandria on the Aragon
  • 16/8/16 He was seriously ill with severe heat stroke
  • 23/6/16 He disembarked Weymouth
  • 2/8/16 He was in hospital at Larkhill
  • 4/9/16 He joined his unit in England
  • 10/9/16 He was admitted to hospital at Fargo
  • 24/1/17 He went to France from Folkstone
  • 25/1/17 He was in Etaples
  • 7/4/17 He went to hospital in the field
  • 9/4/17 He was suffering from pleurisy
  • 10/4/17 He went to hospital in Rouen with bronchitis
  • 2/5/17 He was discharged to duty Rouen
  • 15/6/17 He rejoined his unit
  • 25/9/17 He was wounded in action
  • 27/9/17 He was in hospital in Rouen
  • 8/10/17 He returned to England and was in hospital and had leave.
  • 3/3/18 He returned to France
  • 11/3/17 He rejoined his unit
  • 17/6/18 He was wounded in action
  • 19/6/18 He died of a serious head wound

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