Allan Leslie Thomas

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Allan Leslie Thomas
Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 Sep 1894
Place of Birth Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Death 5 May 1960
Place of Death Claremont
Age at Enlistment 20 years
Description 5'4½" (1.64m) tall ; 141lbs
63.956 kg
; dark complexion ; hazel eyes ; black hair
Occupation Sleeper cutter
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. William James Thomas
Military Information
Reg Number 715
Date of Enlistment 9 Sep 1914
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 16th Battalion, A Company / 4th Brigade
Date of Embarkation 22 Dec 1914
Ship Embarked On HMAT A40 Ceramic
Date of Return 11 Mar 1916 ‒ 22 Apr 1916
Ship Returned On HMAT A29 Suevic
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

War Service

After five weeks of basic training, Allan was allocated to 'A' Company of the 16th Battalion on 15 Oct 1914. He travelled with them to Egypt aboard HMAT A40 Ceramic from Port Melbourne and then on to the Gallipoli Peninsula aboard HMT Haida Pascha.

Landing with the rest of his unit in the late afternoon, early evening of 25 Apr 1915, Allan was wounded in action the next day, receiving a gun shot wound to his right knee. Treated on the beach, he was embarked on HMT Derfflinger for Alexandria where on arrival on 1 May 1915 he was admitted to the 17th General Hospital in Alexandria on 1 May 1915 for treatment. On 29 Jul 1915 he was released to the Mustapha Convalescent Camp, but on 20 Aug 1915 he was again admitted to hospital, this time the Glymenopoulo Hospital. On 26 Sep 1915 he was embarked on HMHS Goorkha for England, where after almost 6 months recuperating and treatment it was decided to send Allan home.

On 11 Mar 1916 Allan boarded HMAT A29 Suevic for Fremantle from Portland, and on his return to Western Australia, he was discharged by the 5th Military District on 2 Oct 1916 as medically unfit for further service.

Post War

Married Annie Elizabeth

Electoral Roll entries - 1917 at 4 Ethel street, North Perth, motor driver; 1922 - 1925 Upper Capel via Donnybrook, farmer; 1931 at 60 Bulwer street North Perth, mechanic; 1936 10 Stirling Hwy, Claremont, garage proprietor; 1943 - 1958 at 8 Bay road, mechanic

From 23 Mar 1942 Alan served as a Corporal with Regimental Number W66630 in the 3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.


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