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Albert THOMSON

Regimental number3
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBush carpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Thomson, Caroline Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Engineers Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON Albert

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