Thomas John Byron

First Name: 
Thomas
Middle Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Byron
Date of Birth: 
Monday, December 14, 1891
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Byron nee McQuade
Father's Name: 
Thomas Byron
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, October 14, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
17th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Friday, March 12, 1943
Place of Death: 
Randwick Military Hospital, Sydney
Cause of Death: 
War Related
Details: 

Thomas Byron (Service no 3467) was born in Sydney, NSW but moved to Wollongong, NSW soon after.

At the time of enlistment Thomas was single, 24 years of age, employed as a station hand and listed his father Thomas from Wollongong, NSW as his next of kin.

Thomas embarked on HMAT A60 - Aeneas with the 17th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements on 20 December 1915.  He joined 17th Battalion in Egypt on 15 March 1916 and the Battalion arrived in France on 23 March 1916.

Thomas saw brief service in France before being wounded in action on 19 June 1916.  He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of gun shot wounds to his knee and elbow.  Thomas's leg was amputated on 15 July 1916 and he was repatriated to Australia in November 1916.

Thomas was medically discharged with a pension on 2 June 1917.

On 21 January 1926, Thomas married Ada Ross and together they had 2 children.

After discharge Thomas worked for the Sun newspaper and joined the Limbless Soldiers Association.

Thomas died in 1943 and is buried in Macquarie Park Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BYRON T J

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