Prest, Thomas Alfred (2017)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 14 September 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2017            view online service record

386 Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
John Prest (father)
Fishermen’s Bend
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Berrima A35
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 4th Field Ambulance – 4th Infantry Brigade

RTA: Wednesday, 23 October 1918
Discharged: Sunday, 23 February 1919

Thomas Alfred Prest (2017)

Thomas Alfred Prest (2017) – University of Melbourne Archives

The Standard newspaper reported on four cousins serving at the front.

William Thomas Henry Prest, son of W Prest of Fishermen’s Bend,
Thomas Alfred Prest, son of John Prest of Fishermen’s Bend,
Henry Thomas Prest, son of Henry Prest of 155 Nott Street, and
William Thomas Libbis, son of Mr & Mrs Libbis of Coburg.

All four are the grandsons of William Prest, ex-engine driver, of Graham Street.

1915 ‘Well Represented at Front.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 15 May, p. 2, viewed 29 April, 2015,

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