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Walter THOMPSON

Regimental number7587
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressSylvania Burns Road, Wahroonga, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. J. Thompson, Sylvania, Burns Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name1st Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operation of 21st September, 1918, near HARGICOURT when his platoon commander was wounded, Sergeant THOMPSON took command of the platoon and showed both dash and initiative. A party of the enemy were seen to entrench, but with great skill he got his men in behind them and took them prisoners. He then cleared the dugouts and trenches in the vicinity, and, reconnoitring furward, was able to give most valuable information. He showed considerable initiative and did excellent work throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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