Thomas Harold RAGLESS

B: 12th Mar 1893  D: 17th April 1963

Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 12th March 1893 (SA Births Register District: Frome Book: 517 Page: 448)

Died: 17th April 1963, aged 71 years

 

 

 

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Thomas was born on 12th March 1893. His birth extract states he was born in Adelaide to Thomas and Sarah (nee Rake) however Thomas’ enlistment papers say he was born near Farina and gives the birth year as 1892.

Thomas was a pastoralist/ grazier. His father was a station manager.

Thomas enlisted in Adelaide 22nd January 1917, joining the 28/9th Light Horse. On his enlistment papers, Thomas stated that he was unfit for service during a previous attempt at enlisting due to a problem with his heart.

Upon his return, Thomas married his sweetheart Lillian Buik 11th October 1919 in Norwood.

1943 Electoral Roll shows that Thomas and Lillian live in Carrieton. Thomas is a sheep farmer.

Thomas appears in the South Australian Police Gazettes for 1935. Someone rustled 570 Merino sheep from his property in Carrieton.

Thomas died 17th April 1963 in Myrtle Bank, buried in Centennial Park.

Enlistment and service records, National Archives of Australia

Service Number:

3363

Enlisted:

22 January 1917

Last Rank:

Private

Last Unit:

9th Light Horse Regiment

Born:

Adelaide, South Australia, 12 March 1892

Home Town:

Carrieton, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia

Occupation:

Pastoralist

 

World War 1 Service

22 Jan 1917:

Enlisted

 

2 Nov 1917:

Involvement Private, SN 3363, 9th Light Horse Regiment

 

2 Nov 1917:

Embarked Private, SN 3363, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne

 

11 Nov 1918:

Involvement Private, SN 3363

 

No known land ownership at Farina, however other members of the Ragless family had extensive ownership of land at Farina.

Virtual War Memorial

Enlistment and service records, National Archives of Australia

The information in this profile of Thomas Harold Ragless was compiled by Farina Restoration volunteers Mark Roberts and Terrilisa Southon.