Thomas, Sidney Edwin (Lieutenant, b.1916 - d.1940)

Place Middle East: Syria
Accession Number PR04549
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters
Maker Smith, Robert Luckhust
Place made Syria
Date made 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of SX3124 Lieutenant Sidney Edwin Thomas, 2/27 Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force. Collection contains a typescript copy of a letter written by SX2699 Sergeant Robert Luckhurst Smith to the father of Lieutenant Thomas, Edwin James Thomas, dated 10 August 1941. Letter contains a description of the leadership and personality qualities of Thomas, written shortly after he was killed in action in Syria. This copy was circulated to Lieutenant Thomas' colleagues in the Commonwealth Public Service Board, where Thomas worked prior to enlistment.