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Samuel Wilfred THOMPSON

Regimental number439
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway Porter
AddressTemora Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs May Williams, Temora Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For general gallantry during the operations of the first week at Anzac. he performed part of the escort to the Machine Gun Section and brought up ammunition when the guns were running short under exceptionally heavy cross fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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