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Alexander THOMPSON

Regimental number3548
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressChillingham via Murwillumbah, Tweed River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Thompson, Chillingham via Murwillumbah, Tweed River, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD on 26/28 September 1917, this man performed brilliant work with the bayonet, and assisted in the capture of at least five pill boxes. His courage was of the highest, and his cheerful spirit remained undaunted through the heaviest shelling.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2849 Driver Robert Edward THOMPSON, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 29 September 1918.

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