Robert Thomas

Name     Robert  Thomas Believed to be

Number    Private 1524

Battalion      14th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Bairnsdale

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Mary Taylor of Morwell and later Bruthen. He is her sole supporter

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 23/10/1914

Physical details on enlistment   Age 26 years and 7 months, 5’ 8”, 11 stone 10 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Labourer and farmer

Date and place of death

He died as a result of an accident on 30/1/1916. He suffered brain concussion after being hit by an MP

Location of grave or memorial

Ismailia Memorial Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Unknown

 Military History

  • He was associated with Morwell
  • He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Clan Macgillivray
  • .12/4/15 He proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in the Dardanelles
  • 24/4/15 He rejoined his unit after being in hospital with influenza on Lemnos
  • 4/8/15 He was admitted to hospital with diarrhea.
  • 6/8/15 He was admitted to no 1 Stationary Hospital Mudros with debility
  • 12/8/15 He was discharged to his unit
  • 24/8/15 He suffered from septic hands went to hospital in Mudros
  • 13/9/15 He is transferred to the 18th Stationary Hospital Mudros
  • 19/9/15 He rejoined his unit
  • 21/11/15 He returned to hospital sick and was admitted to the New Zealand field ambulance at Anzac and then to the Casualty Clearing Station Mudros with jaundice
  • 26/11/15 still ill goes to Alexandria and goes to the No 3 auxiliary hospital Heliopolis.
  • 10/12/15 He went to a convalescent camp in Alexandria
  • 21/12/15 discharged and rejoins unit on 5/1/16
  • 30/1/16 He died as a result of brain concussion. This was considered as the result of an accident
  • He was buried at Ismailia Cemetery by the Rev H Ingamall Grave number 846
  • His medals were sent to his mother

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