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Trimble, Thomas Henry (1892–?)

Thomas Henry Trimble, n.d. photographer unknown

Thomas Henry Trimble, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour

THOMAS HENRY TRIMBLE was born at Brisbane on 16th November, 1892, the son of Mr. Frederick Thomas Trimble and Mrs. Grace Winifred Trimble. He was educated at Warwick State School, and the Brisbane Grammar School. He joined the Bank’s service at Warwick, Queensland, on 9th February, 1911; was transferred to Roma in the following March; to Fortitude Valley in June, 1912; to South Brisbane in August, 1913; and to Cooroy (as teller) in August, 1914.

At Cooroy Thomas Henry Trimble enlisted as a private in the A.I.F. on 1st June, 1915. He embarked on active service as a member of the 25th Battalion in the following July. He saw service in Gallipoli during September and November, 1915, and was in Egypt from the latter date until May, 1916, when he went to France, having been promoted on 21st March to warrant officer, Class II. He was on active service in France from May, 1916, until April, 1919, a period of three years, except for brief absences on leave and in hospital after being wounded and gassed.

Thomas Henry Trimble was engaged in all the actions of the 4th Division in France, with the exception of the latter part of the Battles of Passchendaele, and was appointed second-lieutenant on 7th April, 1917. He was promoted to lieutenant the following August and to captain on 7th November, 1918.

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Thomas Henry Trimble, n.d. photographer unknown

Thomas Henry Trimble, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour