Born at Lancashire, England, CoE. Enlisted 17 April 1916 age 33, porter. Nok wife, Mary Alice Priestley, Victoria St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 13 October 1916 per A39 Port Macquarie. Served in France. Reported missing on 11 April 1917. He had been captured and was a prisoner of war at Dulmen POW camp, Germany. RTA 1 June 1919 per Somali. Thomas Priestley lived at 74 Palmerston St, Cottesloe Beach in 1931. Service medals: BMW and VM.