Thomas Muxworthy

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History

Sapper (3844) Thomas Muxworthy was a 44 year old Mine Shift Boss living at Daylesford when he enlisted.[1]

Military Experience

No 4 Tunnelling Company and 1 Reinforcements (May 1916). No 5 Tunnelling Company and 1 Reinforcements (May 1916). No 6 Tunnelling Company and 1 Reinforcements (June 1916). Tunnelling Companies - 2 Reinforcements (July 1916)

He was taken on strength by the 2nd Tunnelling Company on 29 September 1916.[2]

Newsworthy

SERIOUSLY Ill. Mr T. Muxworthy, of Sailor's Hill, who was recently noti fied by the military authorities that his son, Private Thos. Muxworthy, was suffering from slight gunshot wounds, has since been informed that the young soldier is seriously ill in hospital. Private Muxworthy's many friends will hope for early news of his recovery.[3]


DAYLESFORD HERO'S STORY Missed Death in Attempt to Rescue Miners DAYLESFORD, Sunday. Tom Muxworthy, hero of the mine tragedy at Eganstown on Friday, was badly gassed during the Great War. He was once pinned by an overturned timber dray in the middle of the bush for five hours, and he missed death narrowly on Friday in attempting to rescue two miners. Muxworthy descended twice in a car bon-monoxide filled mining shaft in a vain attempt to rescue Dennis Francis Maner, 29, miner, of Windermere-street, Ballarat, and Noel Jenkinson, 25, mechanic, of South-street, Ballarat. Jenkinson collapsed at the foot of the 50ft. mine shaft, and Maher lost his life when he went down the gassed shaft to rescue Jenkinson. Muxworthy is making rapid recovery from his ordeal, but will probably remain in bed for another week. When the Daylesford police were no tified of this accident, they took Muxworthy with them, because of his long experience of shaft mining. ...[4]

See also

2nd Tunnelling Company

4th Tunnelling Company

5th Tunnelling Company

6th Tunnelling Company

References

<http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1734522/>

<http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1740516/>

  1. Research by Damian Finlayson
  2. NAA: B2455 Muxworthy Thomas
  3. Daylesford Advocate, 08 November 1918.
  4. Newcastle Morning Herald, 15 May 1939.

Other links

http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=7990683


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