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Regimental number1920
Place of birthLeicester, England
Address26 Port Fairy Road, Colac, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation37.7
Height5' 2"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Eileen Thompson, 27 Denmark Road, Aylestone Park, Leicester, England
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Leicester Artillery.
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 26 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date19 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 19 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: senility and bronchitis), Melbourne, 19 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 February 1962 Callan Park Mental Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Henry

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