THOMAS, Herbert William

Service Number: 5190
Rank: Private
Enlistment Unit: 12th Battalion
Transferred Unit: 52nd Battalion then 2nd Machine Gun Company and lastly 4th Machine Gun
Date of Enlistment: 30 December 1915
Enlistment Age: 18 years 3 months
Fate of person: Killed in action - body not recovered

Biographical Details

Herbert was killed in action in Picardy in April 1917. He had enlisted with the 12th Infantry Battalion in December 1915 but had transferred to the 4th machine gun company when in France. He was hospitalised several times with influenza, colitis and mumps. Herbert's body was never found but he is commemorated at Villers-Bretonneux. He was only nineteen.

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