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John Wilkinson THOMPSON

Regimental number4880
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSuithorpe, Victoria Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 10.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Thompson, Suithorpe, Victoria Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; no longer serving at time of AIF enlistment..
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Discharge date12 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 6245 Pte John DEVINE, 13th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Ismailia, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, shoulder), and admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 22 July 1916; to England, 22 July 1916, and admitted to 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle, 23 July 1916 (wound severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 December 1916; discharged on furlough, 8 December 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 December 1916.

Temporarily detached for duty with Officers' Cub, Piccadilly, 8 August 1917; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 September 1917.

Marched out to Assistant Provost Marshal, Warminster, 23 November 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, from Warminster, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 February 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 12 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 September 1956
Age at death71
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, Sutherland, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON John Wilkinson

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