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James Thomas * HAMPSON

Regimental number4503
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBurwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Craig, Wyatt Avenue, Burwood, New South Wales
Previous military service4th ALH
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1918

Military Cross

''In the attack on Mont St. Quentin, near Peronne, on the 31st August, 1918, his company commander and other officers having become casualties, he took command of the company, which was suffering severe casualties from hostile machine gun fire, and with utter disregard of danger he led his men against three machine gun positions, capturing them and killing the occupants. He set a splendid example of courage and determination to all ranks.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 22 May 1919

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