Historical information

Thomas Alan Broadbent, a student prior to enlisting had served 4 years in Snr Cadets. He enlisted in the AIF aged 18 years 5 months under a special condition from his parents that he not embark for overseas until he turned 19 years. Enlisted No 15887 in 10 reinforcements 46th Batt AIF on 7.5.17. Embarked for England 28.2.18, hospital 18.6.18 with Bronchitis, hospital 1.8.18 with Influenza, embarked for France 22.8.18, KIA by high explosive shell on the advance towards Bellicourt on 20.9.18. Refer 2567P, 2568.2.

Physical description

.1) Medals, court mounted, set of (2) re T.A Broadbent.
1. War Medal 1914-19.
2. Victory Medal.
.2) Badge "Mothers & Widows Ribbon" re T.A Broadbent. Metal and fabric, centre fabric has the Rising Sun in colour, metal plate top and bottom, bottom plate has one Star depicting one person lost in the War.

Inscriptions & markings

.1) "15887 Pte T.A Broadbent 46 BN A.I.F"
.2) "32774"