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Archie Snowden THOMSON

Regimental number301
Place of birthPolmont Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressEdinburgh, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, John Thomson, Canon Hills, Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty for the past two years on many occasions under fire, notably during July and August 1918, near Hamel, when his energy and example encouraged the men under him to complete important work in time for operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the nights of 3rd-4th November 1918, at Rejet de Beaulieu, where he was entrusted with the delivery of heavy bridging material for the construction of a bridge to carry tanks. The work was conducted under heavy fire, and the completion of the bridge within five hours after zero was largely due to the fine example of this officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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