Service Number: 3773
Roll Title: 9th Reinforcements 22 Battalion
Date of Embarkation: 8th February 1916
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Warilda A69
Age: 23 years
Born: 1893, Avenel (Seymour), Victoria
Father: William Isaac Bell, Thorpdale Victoria
Mother: Mary Ann (Eaton), St Germains, Clyde Victoria
Residence: St Germains, Clyde Victoria
Joined AIF: 12th August 1915
Height: 5 feet, 61/2 inches
Complexion: Fresh, Eyes-Blue, Hair-Fair
On the 3rd May 1917, Thomas was wounded in action with a shrapnel wound to the chest, he returned to Australia on 18 October 1917.
He was discharged from the AIF on 21 January 1918 and received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal on 13th April 1923.
In 1922 Thomas married Mabel May Wilmott in Footscray and they had two sons, Maxwell Thomas and Maurice John.
They lived in Berwick, occupation Farmer. Thomas retired in the 1950’s and moved to Dandenong before Glen Waverley.
Thomas died on 17th January 1982 in The Manchester Unity Nursing Home, Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley. He was cremated on the 19th January at Springvale Cemetery.