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Regimental number757
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
AddressMerbein, via Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, S Thompson, Merbein, via Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Victorian Rangers for 10 months (service ended on leaving the district).
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date10 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 756 Pte Sydney Raymond THOMPSON, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1918; 1184 Pte William Allan THOMPSON, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 December 1918.
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War service: embarked from Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 10 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916; taken on strength, 7th Bn, Belgium, 29 September 1916. On leave to England, 16 September 1917; rejoined unit, 28 September 1917. On leave to Paris, 13 February 1918; rejoined unit, 22 February 1918. On leave to England, 12 September 1918; rejoined unit, 2 October 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 19 January 1919; Temporary Corporal, 19 January 1919; reverted to Lance Corporal on marching out for return to Australia, 10 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 July 1919; discharged, 10 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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