Thomas Arthur Clegg

First Name: 
Thomas
Middle Name: 
Arthur
Last Name: 
Clegg
Alternate Spelling: 
Austin (incorrectly used in the Embarkation Roll)
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, July 15, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Ann (nee Simister)
Father's Name: 
John Evans Clegg
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 18, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Company: 
D Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 7, 1915
Place of Death: 
Lone Pine Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Thomas Clegg (Service No 1931) was a single 21 year old carpenter from Bellambi, NSW when he enlisted.
He embarked on HMAT A 55 Kyarra, with his brother Herbert John Clegg (Service No 1930) on 13th April 1915 with 5th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion.

Thomas arrived on Gallipoli on 14th June 1915 and saw service with D Company. On 7th August 1915 he took part in the battle for Lone Pine and was listed as missing. At the court of enquiry he was declared killed between 7th and 12th August 1915. Thomas was buried in Browns Dip Cemetery but was moved to Lone Pine Cemetery Plot III, Row B, Grave 29. His brother survived the war and returned to Australia.in May 1916.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLEGG T A

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