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Lovell, Thomas (4722)

Place of Birth: Clifton Hill, VIC

Age: 37 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 5 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4722            view online service record

173 Esplanade West
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Laura Annie Lovell (wife)
173 Esplanade West
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 4 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Awards: MM

Private, 24 Infantry, killed in action 4 October, 1917, Belgium, aged 39, commemorated Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium.

Parents: Thomas and Bridget LOVELL; husband of Laura Annie LOVELL, born Clifton Hill, educated Middle Park SS, 167 Richardson Street. A Death Notice, Port Melbourne Standard, 24 November reveals he had two young children and had worked for Swallow and Ariel for 21 years. Enlisted 173 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne, parents at 199 Richardson Street, Middle Park, but the notice suggests both parents were deceased at the time of his demise. Only son, and left two children, Tommy and Alice.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1917 ‘SWALLOW’S MEN AT THE FRONT.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 23 June, p. 4. , viewed 09 Jun 2017,


Pte J McKissock wrote to the Editor of the Standard from France on 9 April 1917 saying that the newspaper was enjoyed by all the Port Melbourne boys at the front.  He enclosed the issue of 6 January 1917 signed by the soldiers from Port who had read it.  T Lovell was one of those men.

1917 ‘”STANDARD” IN THE TRENCHES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 June, p. 1. , viewed 22 Aug 2019,

1917 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 18 August, p. 3. , viewed 04 Aug 2017,


1917 ‘KILLED IN ACTION.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 24 November, p. 2. , viewed 13 Oct 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 16, 2017 5.43 pm 0Likes

    “I knew Casualty. He was a man about 5 ft. 8 ins, well built, dark complexion, moustache, about 31 years of age, known as Tom. Casualty was advancing at Zonnebeke. I did not see him killed, but heard he was killed by shrapnel shell. I was in the 24th Battalion sector at the time after the advance and came across Casualty sitting up but quite dead. There were papers lying about near him and I picked them up. One was a letter from his sister, Mrs Kelly, 199 Richardson Street, Albert Park, and a few post-cards. He was buried just near where he was killed” (C. Laing, No. 767)

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 6, 2017 10.15 am 0Likes

    LOVELL – Killed in action, in France, on October 4, Private Thomas Lovell, Military Medallist, only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Lovell, and dearly beloved brother of Mrs. S. V. Kelly, and uncle of Laura and Margie, of 199 Richardson street, Middle Park.
    Rest in peace.
    So dearly loved and deeply mourned.

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