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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Tom Sawyer
Name: Sawyer, Tom
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 6644
Place of Birth: Radstock (England)
Next of Kin: Rose Sawyer - Sister ; 22years, Haydon Radstock, Somerset (England). Gilbert - Brother ; in Canada. William and Sarah - Parents.
Biographical notes: Sawyer was a teamster and miner and worked with the Government survey party in the Northern Territory.
Occupation: Miner
Date of Enlistment: 22-Dec-1915
Age at Enlistment: 39
Place of Enlistment: Darwin
Unit: 1st Australian Tunnelling Company
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1917-09-25
Place of Death: Etaples (France)
Place of Burial: Etaples Military Cemetery (France)
Memorials: Darwin Cenotaph
Service History: Sawyer previously served four years with the 2nd Glouster Regiment in India. He departed with his unit from Melbourne on board RMS 'Omrah' on 17 January 1917. He was wounded in action on 14 September 1917 and died 12 days later in Etaples, France.
Related link: NT Place Names Register : Sawyer Street
Unit War diary
Roll of Honour
Embarkation Roll - RMS 'Omrah'
'Volunteers for Active Service', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 1 October 1914: p.10.
Crumps and camouflets : Australian tunnelling companies on the Western Front by Damien Finlayson. Newport, N.S.W. : Big Sky Publishing, 2010: p.243, 428.
Nominal Roll
Service Record
Commonwealth War Graves - Etaples Military Cemetery - Tom Sawyer
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Fallen ANZACs

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