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Charles THOMPSON

Regimental number6372
Place of birthTologa Bay, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
AddressHughenden, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9.5"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Kutia, Tologa Bay, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1916
Place of enlistmentCharters Towers, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Discharge date27 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 7 September 1916; found guilty, at sea, 13 October 1916, of being absent without leave: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; found guilty, at sea, 7 October 1916, of being absent without leave: awarded 5 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay; admitted to ship's hospital, 13 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916, and marched into 3rd Training Bn.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 13 November 1916; transferred to Parkhouse Hospital, 8 December 1916; discharged to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 6 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 86 days.

Found guilty, 11 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 8 am, 6 April, till 8 am, 9 April 1917: awarded 96 hours' detention, and forfeiture of a total of 9 days' pay.

Found guilty, 2 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 29 May till 11 am, 1 June 1917: awarded 96 hours' detention, and forfeiture of 8 days' pay.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia (left inguinal hernia), 25 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit: not due to misconduct) Melbourne, 2 January 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 28 days (of which 1 year 101 days was abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Charles

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