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Edward John Thomas was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was married to Mrs. Ada Mary Thomas of 108 Seymour Street, Ballarat, Victoria and was a Grocer when he enlisted with the 60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 24 January 1916 at the age of 42. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916. He was admitted to the Military Hospital in Fovant, France, suffering from influenza on 23 December 1916 and remained until his discharge nearly three weeks later on 16 January 1917. He left England for Australia aboard the Ruripides on 21 July 1917, reaching Melbourne on 19 September, where he was diagnosed with rheumatism. He was discharged as medically unfit on 20 October 1917.
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