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James THOMSON

Regimental number3124
Place of birthPreston Kirk Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A Thomson, Lockhouses, Preston Kirk Haddingtonshire, Scotland
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In operations near BROODSEINDE on 12th October, 1917, these men [THOMSON, 1960 W. LANGDON, 3399 C.E. JAMES] did splendid work as stretcher bearers in going to the assistance and collecting wounded men under very heavy shell fire and at great personal risk. It was entirely due to their gallantry and devotion to duty that casualties were cleared quickly and many lives saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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