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Alfred Duncan Thomas

Name on Board AD Thomas
Name on Service
Alfred Duncan  Thomas
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Iron Moulder
Place of Birth Newport, Vic
Next of Kin W and Mary Ann Thomas
Address Garden St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 4/06/1915
Service No. 2492
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 16/07/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Demosthenes A64
Unit on Embarkation 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 29/11/1915
Unit on Death 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information Alfred attended North State School. He wrote to his family in October 1915 from the 1st Australian Hospital, Heliopolis, describing it as 'the beautiful hotel taken over by the Australian military for a hospital'.  He wrote that Dr McLean (from Williamstown) was there and he was keen to hear to be remembered to his local baseball and football teams. His parents presented a photo of him to the Williamstown Cricket Club
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle: Saturday 16 October 1915, p3 and Saturday 19 February 1916, p3
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