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Thomas Joseph Perkins was born in Broomfield, VIC and was a Coachbuilder by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat in the 57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 9 February 1916 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916. He reached Plymouth, England, towards the end of June, and in July he was posted to the Service Corps in France. In Late May 1917 he was transferred to the 23rd Depot Unit of Supply and safely served out the remainder of the war. He returned to Australia on the Zealandic and disembarked at Melbourne on June 28th 1919.
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