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John THOMSON

Regimental number1272
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address167 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9.75"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Thomson, 167 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 14 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateKilled in Action 13 March 1918
Discharge date10 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Australia, 14 December 1914; (no disembarkation details); proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 22 April 1915; appointed temporary Corporal Cook of 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 2 July 1915; transferred to 15th Stationary Hospital, 24 July 1915; admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 29 July 1915 (enteric); transferred to 1st Stationary Hospital, 3 August 1915; admitted to 1st Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 5 August 1915; rejoined unit from hospital, Mudros, 11 August 1915; reverted to Private, 25 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 21 January 1916; transferred to A.P.M. staff at 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel-el-Kabir, 24 May 1916; promoted to Sergeant Cook, 13 July 1916; moved out to Port Said, 6 August 1916; marched out to Mahamdiya, 18 November 1916; temporarily detached for Instruction School of Cookery, Moascar, 9 December 1917; rejoined unit from school, 3 January 1918; passed examination at School of Cookery, 19 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin' from Suez, 15 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 24 December 1918; discharged, 10 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON John

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