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Regimental number728
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolAllenstown State School, Queensland
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Clara Amelia Taggart, West Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date8 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the RAN Brigade as a Cadet, 1 July 1911; Advanced to Ordinary Signalman, 1 July 1914; to Signalman, 1 September 1914. Won the Gold Medal as the Best All-Round Naval Cadet, 1911-12. Left the RAN Brigade on joining the AIF, 8 December 1915.
FateKilled in Action 3 July 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 12), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Skeffington Thompson and Clara Amelia TAGGART, "Hawkesbury", Murray Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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