Regimental number1119
Place of birthEldorado Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChiltern Valley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Thompson, Chiltern Valley, Victoria
Enlistment date5 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'During the attack of 4th Australian Division on the morning of the 11th April, Gunner THOMPSON showed remarkable coolness and resourcefulness in keeping communication of the 39th Battery intact under heavy Artillery fire. On the morning of the 15th April during enemy attack, he again maintained his Battery communication for some time under heavy enemy Artillery barrage, until finally wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal