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PETTIT Thomas John

Service number 64548

Thomas returned to Australia on the 16thMay 1919. Discharged on the 12thAugust 1919.

After the First World War, Thomas lived in Campbell Street, Berwick. He married Violet Mary Poole. Thomas then enlisted for World War Two and served 26thJune 1940-6thOctober 1945. After his second military service Thomas moved to Bendigo.

Died in February 1974 at Bendigo, Victoria.

Buried on the 25thFebruary 1974 at Eaglehawk Cemetery, Bendigo, Victoria.

Berwick Shire News (21stJuly 1915)

“At the recruiting meeting held at Beaconsfield on Monday evening three young men handed in their names; Messrs J Edmundson, Pettit and Tulk.

Amongst others who have been accepted for service during the week are C Whiteside, J Rix and L Faragher.”

Name PETTIT, Thomas John
Service Number 64548
Rank Private
Roll 6 G S Reinforcements
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 14thSeptember 1918
City Melbourne
Ship SS Port Darwin
Age 19 years
Birth Place 15thNovember 1898, Wedderburn, Victoria
Father Herbert J Pettit, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Margaret Mary (Caldwell) Pettit
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Driver
Residence Berwick, Victoria
Enlisted 20thJune 1918
Height 5 feet, 6 inches
Complexion Fair; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Fair