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Edgar George THOMPSON

Regimental number1928
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFitter
AddressElectric Power Station, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinL E Thompson, Electric Power Station, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military service40th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Wheeler)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 6289950

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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