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Born in Sebastopol, Victoria, Thomas Ivor Higgins was a single 23 year old high school teacher at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 15th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on the 20th of May 1916.
On the 4th of May 1916, Thomas was promoted Corporal.
He was awarded the Military Medal on the 14th of December 1917. On the 1st of March 1918, Thomas was promoted Extra Regimental Sergeant.
He returned to Australia on the 12th of June 1919 and was discharged on the 27th of July 1919.
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