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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


THOMAS, Berkeley

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