PRITCHARD Thomas

Date of Enlistment 25/02/1915
Birthplace  
Occupation Ironmonger Assistant
Age on Enlistment  
Rank  
Unit 28th Battalion, A Company
Fate DEB (lost a finger)
Date of Fate Event 22/03/1919
Returned to Broome post WWI Yes
Other Information  
Extracts from a letter by Tom Pritchard to Mr Dobson (Streeter & Male) : — Cairo, 1-1-M6. — Have met your son Walter, sergt. in the 7th brig., amb. I left the Peninsula just before the evacuation with malaria. Walter and I are in the same tent at the base. The Broomites had a reunion at Cairo on Dec 30, in the Metropole Hotel. We had a very nice dinner and a general wongi about Broome. Am enclosing an autograph menu card. Not all the names of those present are on it — there were about 35 present. Yank Free promoted the gathering. We had five lieutenants present (Hugh Macdonald, Bardwell, J. Tolmer, Hart, and Scotland), also two D.C.M.’s, Corp. Macnee and Sergt. Henderson, and most of the others had either two or three stripes, so that Broome has turned out a jolly smart lot of fellows. ‘ Possum ‘ Ward [the Broome species. — Ed ] sent a wire from down country, saying he was sorry he could not attend. Regards to all. (The menu.) BROOME West Aust. At Metropole Hotel Cairo Greetings to Broome Menu Soup a la Continental Fish from the jetty Cauliflower a la Roebuck Bay Roast beef direct from Walker’s Ridge Potatoes, Pat. Percy’s best Salade a la Russe Mrs ‘ Mac’s” supreme Creme renversee Shrapnel Gully Chocolate , Quinn’s Post Pastry Mule Gully Dessert Wines found on ‘ Hill 60 ‘ Chianti Champagne (Captured from enemy on 971) Black Coffee (origin undetermined). North West Echo, 4th March 1916

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