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Henry Charles THOMPSON

Regimental number2310
Date of birth29 June 1895
Place of birthWilliams, Western Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressDarkan, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Frank B Thompson, Darkan, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He very daringly established himself in "No Man's Land" and opened fire with his gun on an enemy machine gun next, enabling our parties to advance. During our attack, he caused the enemy very heavy casualties. He volunteered to explore a trench where a large number of the enemy were concealed, and with his party dislodged them. His courage, energy, and initiative were of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted 22 November 1939 as W53410; discharged, 1 August 1944, as Warrant Officer (Class II), MM ('London Gazette', 30 December 1941).
Date of death29 June 1978
Age at death83

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