Regimental number7309
Place of birthNew Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressShamrock Hotel, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Best, 20 Trinity Villas, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name6th Field Company Engineers, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Immediatley following an attach on BROODSEINDE Ridge on the morning of 4th October, Sapper THOMSON was one of a party detailed to construct a communication trench over the ridge. The working party was an infantry company which had first to carry ammunition to another point on the ridge and which suffered considerable and became somewhat dispersed in passing through the enemy barrage. Sapper THOMSON was of the greatest assistance to his officer in siting the trench, and then acted most gallantly under heavy fire in searching for the working party and guiding groups as he found them to the work'.
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919