Thomas Noonan of Ballyguy, Co. Limerick, 13th Battalion (Australia) died at Gallipoli

Title in English
Thomas Noonan of Ballyguy, Co. Limerick, 13th Battalion (Australia) died at Gallipoli

Description
My uncle, Thomas Noonan, was born in 1893 in Ballyguy, Murroe, Co. Limerick, Ireland. He worked in McBerny's shop on Thomas St. in Limerick (I think it was a drapery shop). He rowed with Limerick Rowing Club. He fell out with his parents over his atheism. He spent a year working in the mines in Wales before returning home to Ireland. An uncle in Australia sent the fare for Thomas to emigrate to Sydney, where he had a job for him. Thomas arrived in Sydney c. June/July 1914. The job never materialised. For adventure, therefore, he joined the 13th Battalion. He died at Gallipoli on 9 August, 1915 aged 23. He was at the front for about a year and a half. He rowed onto the beaches at the Dardanelles and was one of only two survivors in his boat. That was his arrival at the front. He was in hospital in Alexandria for 3-4 months with shrapnel wounds. In a letter from hospital he said that he was looking forward to getting back to the front. The family received £30 compensation years later which my father used as a deposit to buy 4 and a half acres of land. He used to say that Thomas's "blood money" bought it.

Summary description of items
Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front; Family photograph with Thomas Noonan; Widow's Penny, Thomas Noonan; Memorial Scroll; Letter accompanying memorial item, from Buckingham Palace; Information documents relating to Thomas Noonan; Document with information on Thomas Noonan's service number and death in action; Photocopy of Particulars Required for the Roll of Honour of Australia in the Memorial War Museum; Newspaper death notice, Thomas Noonan; War diary of Thomas Noonan, 1915; War medals of Thomas Noonan; Photograph of Thomas Noonan in uniform; 3 medals; Framed photograph of Thomas in uniform.

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ID
4436
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
51
Person
Thomas Noonan
Died: August 9, 1915
Origin date
August 9, 1915
Language
English
Theatre
Gallipoli Front
Location
Gallipoli
Contributor
Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
Licence
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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    War diary of Thomas Noonan, 1915

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    Newspaper death notice, Thomas Noonan

    Newspaper death notice, Thomas Noonan

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    Photocopy of Particulars Required for the Roll of Honour of Australia in the Memorial War Museum

    Photocopy of Particulars Required for the Roll of Honour of Australia in the Memorial War Museum

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    Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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    Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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    Letters from Thomas Noonan  to home from the front

    Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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    Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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    Thomas Noonan of Ballyguy, Co. Limerick, 13th Battalion (Australia) died at Gallipoli

    Thomas Noonan of Ballyguy, Co. Limerick, 13th Battalion (Australia) died at Gallipoli

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