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Thomas Craig

Lance Corporal

10th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Pennsylvanica
  • Planted By: Miss M. Carmichael
  • Plaque: 562

Additional Info

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Thomas Craig was born in Ballarat and was a Miner by trade when he enlisted in the 10th Battalion, B Company on 29 August 1914 at the age of 27. His unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914. In April 1916 he reached France where, on July 25th, he was wounded. He suffered a shrapnel wound to the head but was able to rejoin his battalion in November. During the remainder of the war he avoided battle wounds but trench life caused him problems with dermatitis and scabies. In June 1918 he was recalled to England and assigned to Special Transport Duty on the Matatua as it returned to Australia. He disembarked in Melbourne on August 15th 1918 after three years and 300 days abroad. He was discharged as æmedically unfit – tubercular disease left hip'.
Tree No 562

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour