Allan Leslie Thomas
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|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|
5'4½" (1.64m) tall ; 141 lbs|
63.956 kg; dark complexion ; hazel eyes ; black hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr William James Thomas|
|Date of Enlistment||
9 Sep 1914 - 1 Feb 1915|
"9 Sep 1914 - 1 Feb 1915" contains more than three components required for a date interpretation.
|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|
Jarrahdale Honour Roll |
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
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, and then on to the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Landing with the rest of his unit in the late afternoon, early evening of 25 Apr 1915, he 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.
Discharged by the 5th Military District on 2 Oct 1916 as medically unfit for further service.
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.