Service number 6411
ORIGINAL NAME PLATE C.1929
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|
|Roll||4 Field Artillery Brigade (November 1915)|
|Conflict||First World War 1914-1918|
|Ship||HMAT Wiltshire A18|
|Birth Place||1889, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Father||William E Sterry, 18 Lewisham Road, Windsor, Victoria|
|Mother||Sophia (Fell) Sterry|
|Residence||18 Lewisham Road, Windsor|
|Height||5 feet, 10 ¾ inches|
|Complexion||Sallow; Eyes- Brown; Hair- Brown|