Thomas Platt

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Mother's Name: 
Emma Platt nee Rigby
Father's Name: 
James Platt
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, July 3, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
Field Ambulance
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 25, 1981
Place of Death: 

Thomas Platt (Service No 8689) was born in Lancashire, England around 1893.

At enlistment Thomas was single, 22 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A35 Berrima with 8th Field Ambulance, 2nd Reinforcement 17th December 1915.  He arrived in Egypt in February 1916 and was promoted to Corporal on 14th March 1916.

Thomas served in Egypt and was then sent on to France with 13th Field Ambulance, arriving on 8th June 1916.

On 27th March 1917 he was wounded in action and evacuated to hospital for treatment of severe gun shot wounds to his left buttock.  He returned to duty on 7th May 1917.

He served on the Western Front until he was attached to the General Hospital in Italy on 17th February 1918. 

He returned to France on 15th September 1918 and served until the war ended.

On 18th August 1917 Thomas married Beatrice Taylor in Leigh, England.

Thomas and Beatrice returned to Australia in December 1919 and he was discharged on 5th April 1920.

The couple settled in Wollongong for a while and then moved to Queensland where Thomas died in 1981.

Thomas' service is commemorated on the Corrimal Methodist Honour Roll.


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