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William Henry THOMPSON

Regimental number26283
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address67 Warry Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 9.5"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A K Thompson, Potts Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 19
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date26 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 12 April 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 March 1918 (defective vision); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, 2 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 21 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 August 1918.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 January 1919 (eye examination); rejoined unit, 30 January 1919.

Embarked for England for early repatriation, 14 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; arrived, 19 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 26 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON William Henry

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