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Edmund Wybergh Thruston

No Photo Available Rank/Rate/Branch: Commander
Force: RN
Service Number: Not Applicable

Date of Enlistment: 29-Sep-1937
WWII Honours & Gallantry: Distinguished Service Cross

Memorial Location: Panel 41 Column 1

Date Of Birth: 6-Dec-1903 (died at age 37)
Place Of Birth: Brighton, England

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Terms Explained

The rank(officers), rate (non-commissioned) held by the individual at their date of discharge/death with specialist task, or trade held.

Location the individual was recorded as being from according to their Service Record.

Reference to one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces - Royal Australian Navy (RAN), (RANR) Reserves; Australian Army; Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF); or the Australian Merchant Navy (MN).

Service Number
The number allocated to the individual on enlistment into one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces. This number may be numeric, or an alpha/numeric combination. RAN officers, some RAN ratings and merchant mariners do not have a service number. In these cases, the words 'not applicable' will be displayed in the Service Number field on the Service Record screen.

Birth Date
The date nominated by the individual as their date of birth.

Birth Place
The city/town/country nominated by the individual as their place of birth.

Enlistment Date
The date an individual signed their enlistment Attestation Form for service in Australia's defence forces or, for the Merchant Navy, the date a merchant mariner engaged on a ship at the commencement of, or, during the war.

Memorial Location
Name location on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra (unless specified).

WWII Honours & Gallantry
Indicates any Imperial honour or gallantry award conferred on an individual during World War Two, and that entitles the recipient to use a post-nominal after their name. For example, the Military Medal (MM).


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