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LIEUTENANT COLONEL Thomas Pembertha Fry

Fry

SLC Old Boy: 1921

Service Number: QX6266

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 1 Corps

Service: Army

Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Award: Mention in despatches

Date of London Gazette: 30 June 1942

Location in London Gazette: Page 2857, position 14

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Photo: Mention in Despatches Award

 

Biography of LIEUTENANT COLONEL Thomas Pembertha Fry

A barrister and lecturer in law, Thomas Fry was a man of boundless energy and extraordinary capacity for work. He was active in the Australian Military Forces, holding the rank of Captain commanding the University Military Detachment. He served as honorary aide-de-camp to the Queensland governor Sir Leslie Wilson 1933 – 1936. In May 1940 Thomas joined the AIF and was appointed to General Blamey’s staff as judge advocate with the rank of major. He was soon transferred to the Middle East as Deputy Judge Advocate General. As Lieutenant Colonel, Thomas Fry was mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service in the Middle East before returning to Australia. He ceased full time service in late 1946 and returned to the University of Queensland as a senior lecturer.

(Source: Lauries Inspirations Volume 2)

Fry

Photo: Cairo, Egypt. August 1941. Group portrait of Officers of HQ AIF Middle East. LTCOL Fry is second from the right in the third row. In the centre of the front row is General Sir Thomas Blamey GBE KCB CMG DSO.

 

 

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