Thomas Philip Ready was born in September 1884 in Hobart, Tasmania. Prior to his service, Thomas lived with his mother, Ellen M Ready, in the suburb of Sandy Bay and worked as a labourer. He enlisted on the 2nd of October, 1916 in Claremont and embarked on his service from Melbourne, Victoria on the 25th of October 1916 as a member of the 40th Battalion with his brother Matthew Ready. During his service, Private Ready worked both in England and France. On the 29th of June 1917, Thomas was admitted to hospital due to a severe case of gas poisoning. He was again admitted to hospital in November 1918 and was not removed from the seriously ill list until a month later. On the 9th of July 1919 Thomas Philip Ready was discharged as he was medically unfit.
Researched by Harshika Herath and unveiled with Colonel Dennis Townsend, Colonel Commandant 12th/40th Battalion