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STERRY Thomas William Fell

Service number 6411

On the 4thApril 1918 Thomas was severely gassed and hospitalised; diagnosed with gas poisoning.

Returned to Australia on the 6thJune 1918.

Discharged on the 16thAugust 1918.

In 1919 Thomas worked as a Poultry farmer in Beaconsfield. He later married Hettie Irene Zabel Upton and lived in Caulfield, then employed in sales.

The Argus (10thOctober 1945)

“Sterry- On October 8th at Caulfield Military Hospital, Thomas William, dearly loved husband of Hettie, loved father of William (AIF), father-in-law of Yvonne, 50 Saturn Street, South Caulfield (late 1st AIF, 10th Battalion, 4th Fd Bge)- at Rest.

Sterry- On October 8th at Caulfield Military Hospital, Thomas William, late 1st, 10th Battalion, AIF, eldest son of William E Sterry and the late Sophia Sterry, brother of Florrie (Mrs SC Stuart) and dear uncle of Dorothy – In God’s care.”

Died on the 8thOctober 1945 at Caulfield, Victoria.

Cremated on the 10thOctober 1945 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Name STERRY, Thomas William Fell
Service Number 6411
Rank Gunner
Roll 4 Field Artillery Brigade (November 1915)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 18thNovember 1915
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Wiltshire A18
Age 26 years
Birth Place 1889, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Father William E Sterry, 18 Lewisham Road, Windsor, Victoria
Mother Sophia (Fell) Sterry
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Orchardist
Residence 18 Lewisham Road, Windsor
Enlisted 15thJuly 1915
Height 5 feet, 10 ¾ inches
Complexion Sallow; Eyes- Brown; Hair- Brown