|Unit||47th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Conflict/Operation||Second World War, 1939-1945|
|Conflict Eligibility Date||Second World War, 1939-1947|
|Date of Death||27 August 1943|
|Place of Death||New Guinea|
|Cause of Death||Killed in action|
|Cemetery or Memorial Details||Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea|
|Source||AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)|
Roll of Honour Rex Henry Tom
Location on the Roll of Honour
Rex Henry Tom's name is located at panel 69 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).
Roll of Honour circular
For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.
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Personal Service Records
For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .
The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.
Roll of Honour name projection
Rex Henry Tom's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:
- Mon 18 April 2022 at 5:19am
- Wed 13 July 2022 at 1:48am
- Wed 07 September 2022 at 7:31pm
These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.