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  • Lindsay Gordon THOMAS


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX135569
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    Lindsay (Shorty) enlisted in Citizens Military Force (Reserve) on 21 Jul 1941 and was posted to 29th Infantry Battalion on 16 Sept 1941, he transferred to the A.I.F. on 29 Jan 1943. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 23 Feb 1943 and after training,he joined the unit on 15 May 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 2 Section, "A" Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 2 Section, "A" Troop.

    He was evacuated to 2nd Field Ambulance and died of Meningitis on 9 Jul 1945 and was buried at Tol War Cemetery. After the war he was interred at RABAUL (BITA PAKA) WAR CEMETERY, Plot F. Row  B. Grave 6. 

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. 

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    Edited by Peter Epps

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