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Albert Edward Thomas


58th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss M. McLarty
  • Plaque: 784

Additional Info

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Albert Edward Thomas was born in Egerton, Victoria, was single and a Labourer when he enlisted from Ballarat with the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 2 July 1915 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. According to his records he suffered a mild gunshot wound to the forehead on 17 July 1916. He was subsequently transferred to a series of hospitals before finally being discharged to re-join his unit in France from the 5th D Base Depot on 1 January 1917. However, he was almost immediately returned to England, suffering from shell shock, and returned to Australia aboard the HT 82 in August 1917.
Tree No. 784

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour