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Regimental number3150
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRosewood, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Thompson, Mathew Street, Rosewood, Queensland
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the attack east of Mont St. Quentin, on the 2 September, 1918, when one of a Lewis gun crew, he advanced along a ridge, and jumping into a trench where there was a hostile post, shot two of the occupants, and pushing on to the next post, he shot three more of the enemy with a revolver.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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