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Richard Stanley THOMPSON

Regimental number3132
Place of birthNapier, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressSurry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.5
Height5' 5.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, William John Thompson, 472 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of varicocele)
Enlistment date6 March 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row P, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales. Parents: William John and Celia Matilda THOMPSON, 472 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales. Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Richard Stanley

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