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Stephen John Tomkins

Name on Board SJ Tomkins
Name on Service
Stephen John  Tomkins
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Stephen James Tomkins
Address 6 Swanston St, North Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 26/09/1914
Service No. 495
Enlistment Place Bairnsdale, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 11/02/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Karroo A10
Unit on Embarkation 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Date of Death 19/04/1917
Unit on Death 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Rank on Death Corporal
Cause of Death Died of wounds / KIA
Place of Wounding/
Palestine, Ottoman Empire (No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Additional Information Surname on Embarkation Records:' Tonkins'. Stephen John Tomkins enlisted with the second contingent of 42 Williamstown enlistees. He was wounded during an attack on Gaza and taken to a nearby dressing station but did not survive.  Initially buried at Asifervah, near Mailik.  His body was not recovered from original burial place.  His name is inscribed on memorial to the missing in Jerusalem.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 26 December, 1914, p3
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