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Thomas J. Kincade


39th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: P. White
  • Plaque: 2488

Additional Info

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Thomas Joseph Kincade was born in Ballarat and was a Blacksmith by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 31 July 1916 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917 and in October he reached France. On April 6th 1918 he was wounded in action. He suffered gunshot wounds to his feet and was evacuated to the Military Hospital at Colchester in England. He did not return to the battle front. On July 4th 1919 he departed England and returned home on the Wiltshire.

Thomas had two brothers who also served. James Edward Kincade (Tree No 430), returned to Australia 5 November 1917 and Richard Kincade (Tree No 2405), Killed in Action 20 September 1917.
Tree No 2488

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour