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Leonard Abbott THOMPSON

Regimental number34234
Date of birth12 January 1894
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolAdelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationSoldier
AddressBarton Terrace East, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Francis H E Thompson, Barton Terrace East, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceInst'l Staff
Enlistment date15 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3233 Pte Leslie Melville THOMPSON, Army Pay Corps, effective abroad (subsequently returned to Australia)
Other details

War service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Healy, 5 June 1918; invalided to Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) Hospital, Gloucester, England; arrived back in Australia, 28 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 November 1962
Age at death68
Place of burialWaikerie Cemetery, South Australia

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