Thomas SHERLOCK, 9th Infantry Battalion.
Thomas William Sherlock had previously trained with No.4 Battalion East Lancashire Territorial Force, before coming to Australia in 1911 age 19. He enlisted 19 August 1914 in Bundaberg where he had been working as a labourer.
Sherlock was reported missing while in the firing line at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915. It was not until the authorities received a telegram from the American Ambassador in July 1915 did they discover his fate.
Thomas Sherlock had been taken prisoner after being wounded, and he was nursed at Beylerbeyi Hospital, Haida Pasha. Later information reported that sadly he died of septis poisoning (gangrene) 14 June 1915 and had been buried Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Istanbul.
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- Service record: SHERLOCK, Thomas William
- Embarkation roll: 9th Infantry Battalion E Company
- Red Cross Wounded and Missing File
- Roll of honour
- Roll of honour circular [pdf]
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Image 1. The Queenslander Pictorial 24 Oct 1915
- Image 2. 31166 Warnes Family collection
Marg Powell | QANZAC100 Content Technician State Library of Queensland