Thomas Edward Padgett

First Name: 
Thomas
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Padgett
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, November 19, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Holland)
Father's Name: 
Edward Padgett
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 19, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Pte
Rank at Discharge: 
Sgt
Unit: 
35th Battalion / 56th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Thomas Padgett was born in Mount Kembla on 19 November, 1893, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Padgett. He worked as a miner prior to enlisting in the AIF. He enlisted on 19 January, 1916 and embarked on the HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May, 1916, with the 35th Battalion, B Company. He served on the Western front and on 17 August, 1918 was transferred to the 56th Battalion, where he was promoted to Sergeant on 15 November, 1918. #533 Sergeant Padgett married Edith Blore on 8 January, 1919, in Broughton, Lancashire. They returned to Australia in August 1919 and raised their family. Thomas died in 1976.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; PADGETT THOMAS EDWARD

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