Thomas Edward Weeks

First Name: 
Thomas
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Weeks
Alternate Spelling: 
Weekes
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, May 2, 1897
Mother's Name: 
Eliza Weeks nee Fox
Father's Name: 
Alfred Weeks
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, May 8, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, August 20, 1951
Details: 

Thomas Weeks (Service No 2461) was born in Balgownie, NSW.

At enlistment Thomas was single, 19 years old, worked as a blacksmith striker and had served in the Cadets and CMF.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A67 Orsova with 4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 14th July 1915.

After arriving in Egypt he was sent to Gallipoli on 4th November 1915 and was wounded in action on the 8th November.  Thomas was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a bullet wound to his abdomen.  His treatment was extensive and he didn't return to his unit in Belgium until 1st September 1916.

On 20th October 1916 Thomas was admitted too hospital for more treatment of his Gallipoli wound. 

He returned to France on 15th June 1917 but came down with trench fever and was again admitted to hospital on 28th July 1917. He returned to his unit on 24th October 1917.

On 23rd August 1918 Thomas was again seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right hand.  Thomas had his hand amputated and was repatriated to Australia in December 1918.

Thomas was discharged medically unfit from the AIF on 28th September 1919.

On 30th May 1922 he married Olive Jurd and the couple had 2 children.

In 1946 he married Madge Pooley & he and Madge had 2 children together.

Thomas died in 1951 and is buried in Northern Suburbs Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: C138, C32605

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