Thomas Bannon

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Bannon
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
31st Battalon
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Details: 

Thomas Bannon (Service no 2287) was born in Scotland in 1891.

At the time of enlistment in Wollongong, NSW he was single, 21 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Corrimal, NSW.

Thomas embarked on HMAT A68 - Anchises from Melbourne, Victoria with the 31st Battalion, 4th Reinforcements on 14 March 1916.

Thomas arrived in France on 30 June 1916 and joined the 31st Battalion in the field on 25 July 1916. Thomas saw service on the Western Front until 31 October 1916 when he was wounded in action.

Thomas was evacuated to hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds to his right hand and inner thigh groin area.

Thomas was repatriated to Australia in July 1917 and discharged as medically unfit due to his wounds on 17 December 1917.

When he returned he was welcomed home by the local community and taken to Mrs J Drane's, his sister, home at Tarrawanna, NSW.

In 1922 he married Mary Drain in Wollongong, NSW. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BANNON T

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