Gomer Stanley Thomas was born in Ballarat and was a Painter by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement on 20 July 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916 and sailed via Egypt where he joined the 60th Battalion. In June he moved to France and in July he transferred to the 58th Battalion. On February 25th 1917 he was wounded in action when he suffered gunshot wounds to his face and left leg. He was evacuated to hospital in London before being returned to Australia due to æGSW left leg, enucleation (removal) right eye'. He returned on the Ulysses and disembarked at Melbourne on November 13th 1917.
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