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Arthur THOMPSON

Regimental number2430
Place of birthBroadmeadows, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address2 Victoria Place, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinStep-Father, George Barnes, Moorooduc PO, Moorooduc, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date13 November 1919
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 8 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Wounded in action (shell wound, left shoulder), 19 May 1918; transferred to England and admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, 29 May 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 15 July 1918. Discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 24 July 1919; disembarked, 14 September 1919; discharged, 13 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 March 1941

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