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George E. Thomas

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Medals Earned

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

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss R. Schnitzler
  • Plaque: 864

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Biography

George Evan Thomas was born in Warracknabeal but enlisted from Ballarat on 8th July 1915. He was 23 years of age, single and a warehouse salesman. He joined the 6th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 3957. During his service he was promoted Sergeant and awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for 'conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, and coolness in leading a small party of men against a strong enemy position. In spite of wire entanglements hidden in the crops, and a heavy barrage of bombs and machine gun fire, he succeeded in entering the position and killing 30 of the enemy, the remainder fleeing in disorder.' On the 23rd August 1918 he was killed in action near Reincourt, and is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France.
Tree No. 864

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour