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Thomas Minto Scrivener


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Serial No. 67695

26th NSW Reinforcements


Thomas Minto Scrivener - Information

Thomas' father, Charles Robert Scrivener, had moved to the Campbelltown area in the late 1880s with his third wife, Margaret. Thomas was then born in Campbelltown on the 9th of April 1900, and grew up in the area with his siblings. Charles' work as a Commonwealth Surveyor took him around the state, the family then moved to Baihoa in Mount Irvine. Thomas then watched his older brother, Percy, enlist in the AIF in 1915. At the time, Thomas was serving with the Senior Cadets, and working as a mechanic. He was itching not to miss out on the action. Shortly after he turned 18, he joined up on the 15th of April 1918 in Sydney. He commenced his training at the M & D Depot in Liverpool, and was designated to the 26th NSW Reinforcements as a Private. His unit was shipped out from Sydney on the 2nd of November 1918 onboard the HMAT Medic. While he was onboard, the war ended and the troopship was ordered back to Australia. Thomas' services were no longer needed and he was discharged from service on the 11th of January 1919. In 1924, Thomas married Marjorie Wallis, however, it was not to last and they divorced. In 1950, he got remarried to Dorothy Phyllis McIsaac in North Sydney. Thomas enjoyed a long and happy life with Dorothy, passing away in 1981.