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John David Thickins
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Birth: August 1883 Timaru NZ son of Richard Thickins and Kate Thickins nee Beardmore.
Death: 9 March 1941 burial Springvale Cemetery
Enlisted: 6 October 1914 Melbourne
Embarked Melbourne 22 December 1914 Rank Gunner 12th Field Artillery Brigade
November 1917 Gassed in Belgium
Returned to Melbourne 20 October 1918
Discharged 6 February 1919
Also served under the name David Smith
Family history shows he also served in the Boer War with his brother William Herbert Thickins

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