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Kelso T C    Pte    566

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 8 years, 10 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

566 Sapper  Thomas Charles Kelso taken on the
Western Front, circa 1917-1918. Australian War Memorial
Collection. http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P03608.001
 

Kelso T C    Pte    566    Thomas Charles                Railway Unit    40    Fireman    Married    R C       

Address:        Albury

Next of Kin:    Kelso, Amy Ethel, Mrs, wife c/- T Larkin, Flemington St, Flemington   

Enlisted:    20 Dec 1916       

Embarked:     A70 Ballarat 19 Feb 1917   

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Larkin T V Pte 3814  brother in law

 

The transport HMAT Ballarat after being torpedoed by a German submarine off the

southern English coast on 25 Apr 1917. In the background a British destroyer is

standing by to take the troops.  http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/C01592 AWM Collection.

 

Kelso was injured on the Western Front which resulted in the loss of an eye. 

 

War Service Commemorated

 

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