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Andrew Christopher THOMPSON

Regimental number5612
Date of birth10 November 1896
Place of birthNangkita, Willunga, South Australia
SchoolNangkita School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressKent Street, Hawthorne, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, William D. Thompson, Loch Maben, Kent Street, Hawthorne, South Australia
Previous military serviceCitizen Military Forces
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train 4th Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBrothers: 1043 Sgt Percy Joseph THOMPSON, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; 1042 Pte Allen Edwin THOMPSON, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 23 March 1919; 3010 Pte William Dixon THOMPSON, Australian Army Postal Corps, returned to Australia, 12 November 1917; 1663 Pte John James Bell THOMPSON, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1918
FateDied of wounds 13 December 1915
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialChatby War Memorial (Row G, Grave No I), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W.D. and Rosetta THOMPSON, Kent Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt

Transferred to 4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 1 April 1915.

Admitted to Deaconness Hospital, Alexandria, 19 May 1915 (gonnorhoea and pneumonia); transferred to Convalescent Camp, 24 June 1915; rejoined unit, 6 July 1915.

Attached to 220th Depot Unit of Supply, Alexandria, 20 August 1915; rejoined unit, Mena, 5 September 1915.

Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force, 5 December 1915.

Died of wounds, 13 December 1915 (no particulars); bureid, 14 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Andrew Christopher

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