Thomas William SHERLOCK #546

Thomas Sherlock

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.

Thomas Sherlock

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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Marg Powell  | QANZAC100 Content Technician  State Library of Queensland