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Ernest William THOMPSON

Regimental number920
Place of birthSouth Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressArdrossan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.6
Next of kinSister, Mrs Maud Winifred Smith, same address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 October 1917
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row I, Grave No. 73), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, face).

Died of wounds, 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 18 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Ernest William

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