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Pettis, Thomas (2416)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 5 May 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2416 view online service record

Next of Kin:
Annie Pettis (sister)
30 Percy Street
Brunswick, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 16 July 1915
Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Battalion – 7th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 26 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 7 Infantry, killed in action 25 April, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 20, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

1168  (Father: Thomas PETTIS (both parents deceased), brother 2416, Thomas PETTIS, killed in action 26 July, 1916.  Born South Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS, Port Melbourne, parents then at 187 City Road.   Pettis enlisted as a 19-year-old locksmith from Brunswick, the address of brother William, next of kin who returned the circular from 50 Smith Street, South Melbourne ) 

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