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George William Wyville THOMSON

Regimental number915
Date of birth28 March 1893
Place of birthBorder Town, South Australia
Place of birthYongala, South Australia
SchoolYongala Public School, South Australia; Gladstone Public School and High School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressKooringa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Wyville Smith Thomson, Kooringa, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 575), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Gladstone War Memorial, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis. Commemorated in Burra Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Wyville Smythe (d. 27 June 1915, aged 55; bu. Burra Cemetery) and Constance Julia Gertrude THOMSON, 45 Tusmore Avenue, Knightsbridge, South Australia. Native of Bordertown, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1834 Pte Charles Wyville THOMSON, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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