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James THOMPSON

Regimental number397
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolKangaroo Flat State School, Victoria
Other trainingFarming
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinSister, Mrs Maud Savige, State School, Mt Evelyn, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 1 March 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VII, Row J, Grave No. 9), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
27
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary Ann THOMPSON; native of Bendigo, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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