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In Memory of



3250, 60th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

who died

on 06 July 1918


Remembered with honour





Gravesite visited in 2007 by Eric Tomkins






Eric writes -

My father's brother, Arthur Tomkins, son of William Tomkins and Sarah Dixon, enlisted on 7/7/1915 at the age of 20 years. He was subsequently discharged on 18/11/1915 as medically unfit. He applied again on the 24/10/1916 and was enlisted in the 60th Battalion, service number 3250. He was from a family of five children living in Ballarat, Victoria. He embarked from Melbourne with the battalion on the transport ship "Medic" on 16/12/1916, disembarking at Plymouth on 18/2/1917. He was sent to the Hurdcott Barracks for training and left for France on 17/9/1917. He served with the battalion until he was wounded in action on 5/7/1918. He was admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance with High Explosive wounds to the thigh and abdomen. He died of these wounds on 6/7/1918 and was buried in the 

Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, near Corbie.