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William James THOMPSON

Regimental number1757
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressLadysmith, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5'10.25"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Thompson, Ladysmith, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Previous military serviceHuntly Corps (Infantry) N.Z. (leaving district)
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKorumburra, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted William James NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Susan THOMPSON
Discharge date7 June 1916
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses'; disembarked 5 February 1916; discharged Melbourne, 7 June 1916.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 July 1938
Age at death49
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON William James

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