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Thomas, John Alfred
Rank : Captain
Army Number : 5570
Unit : 1st Bn
John Thomas served as Corporal in 1st Bn The Leicestershire Regiment in Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal, South Africa during the Boer War. He made one appearance for Leicester FC's 1st XV in 1909. He was a Physical Training instructor in the Army in Richmond in 1911, At the outbreak of World War One, he was a Company Sergeant Major in 1st Bn, entering France on 11.9.1914. Commissioned on 1.10.1914. He served as a Lieutenant and Captain as Supervisory Officer of Physical Training with West Riding Territorial Force Reserve Battalion.
Place of Birth : Leicester
Period of Service : 1900s
Conflicts : Boer War, WW1
Places Served : South Africa, France and Flanders
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