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Samuel J. Tong-Way

Sapper

5th Divisional Signal Company

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Procera
  • Planted By: Miss P. Halligan
  • Plaque: 3495

Additional Info

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Biography

Samuel John Tong-Way was born in Ballarat East, Victoria, was single and a High school teacher when he enlisted with the Army Medical Corps, October 1917 Reinforcements on 1 June 1917 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918. In August 1918 he transferred from A.M.C. Details to the 5th Divisional Signalling Company, marching into the Signalling Depot on 22 November 1918. In March 1919 he transferred back to England in preparation for his return to Australia on 5 January 1920.
Tree No. 3495

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour