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Ernest Frank THOMPSON

Regimental number28301
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
AddressFranklin, Alberton PO, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, T T Thompson, Franklin, Alberton PO, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military service2 yrs Snr Cadets trans di 5 yrs 26 Cit Forces Still Serving
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 21
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Edith THOMPSON. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date29 October 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'A64', 27 July 1917; disembarked HT 'Demosthenes', Melbourne, 24 September 1917 for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 May 1926
Age at death31
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Ernest Frank

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