|Service Number||SN 5101|
|Age of Enlistment||26 years|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Michigan, USA|
|Previous Military Experience||. Nil|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address History||Seafield House, John Street, Cottesloe, WA.Uncle James Henry Seymour, 81 James Street, Guildford, WA|
|Cause of Death or Invalided||
KIA (Killed in Action)
Embarked Fremantle per ‘Seang Bee’ A48 for England 9.9.1916.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 28th Battalion, 11th Reinf, AIF.
Trelease disembarked at Plymouth 9.9.1916 and marched in to the 7th Training Bn. at Rollestone 10.9.1916. After a period of intensive training, he proceeded overseas to France per SS ‘Henrietta’ 19.1.1917. He joined the 28th Bn from the 11th Reinf. Trelease was admitted the 5th General Hospital with trench feet 24.1.1917, he was then invalided to the Birmingham War Hospital. Trelease went AWOL 21.8.1917 and forfeited 11 days pay. When deemed fit to return to active service, Trelease returned to France 20.10.1917 and rejoined his Bn. 28.10.1917. The 28th Bn, fought against the German Spring Offensive in April-May 1918. Trelease was KIA 1.6.1918, with 26 others of his battalion, by bombs dropped from an enemy aircraft near the village of La Houssoye, France. He was buried at the Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension 3 ¾ miles north of Corbie. Plot 1, Row D, Grave 3. The address today is given as Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Franvillers, Picardie, France.
Final Rank 28th Bn. AIF.
Medical Condition Deceased, KIA.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes Treleases' parents were both deceased. His sister resided in Cornwall. He gave a contact address of his Uncle in Guildford, who was also the Executor of his will
Photos Pte. T. C. Trelease. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P10435.001,
Western Mail 30.8.1918 p1
AWM P010435.001. Photographer unknown, photograph source Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWM Embarkation Roll Thomas Chester Trelease
AWM Roll of Honour Thomas Chester Trelease
AWM War Diaries 28th Bn. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/45/
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Trelease Thomas Chester
Wise H. and Coy. Western Australian Post Office Directories
John Street, Cottesloe, WA.
81 James Street, Guildford, WA (Uncle)
Pte T.C. Trelease. Photograph source Western Mail 30.8.1918 p s1