|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Yatala, South Australia|
|School||Port Adelaide Model School, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hawthorn, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs. Emily Gertrude Thompson, Railway Terrace, Hawthorn, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, 23rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Postal Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 1663 Pte John James Bell THOMPSON, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1918; 1043 Sergeant Percy Joseph THOMPSON, 3rd Light Horse, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; 1042 Pte Allen Edwin THOMPSON, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 23 March 1919; 5612 Pte Andrew Christopher THOMPSON, 4th Company, Army Service Corps, died of wounds, 13 December 1915.|
War service: Egypt
Embaked Adelaide, 16 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 16 February 1917; marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, 16 February 1917; marched out to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 2 March 1917.
Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 6 March 1917; passed Hotchkiss Course as Gunner; returned from School of Instruction, 17 March 1917.
Detached to Australian Base Post Office, Moascar, 31 March 1917; attached temporarily for duty, 2 April 1917; marched out to Australian Base Post Office, Kantara, 19 May 1917.
Transferred to Australian Army Postal Corps, 19 May 1917; attached to Australian Headquarters, Cairo, 31 May 1917.
Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 26 July 1917 (rheumatism); transferred to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 28 July 1917.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1917; discharged Adelaide, 25 January 1918 (medically unfit).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Parents: W.D. and Rosetta THOMPSON, Kent Street, Hawthorn, South Australia|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||79|
|Place of burial||Salisbury Cemetery, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, THOMPSON William Dixon|