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Albert Cecil THOMPSON

Regimental number962
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address3 Lyell Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Brew, 3 Lyell Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked for active service, 8 May 1915; disembarked Egypt, 13 June 1915; embarked H.M.T. 'Whitshire' for Australia, no date (venereal disease); disembarked Melbourne, 25 September 1915.

Returned to duty at Broadmeadows, 3 December 1915.

Posted as a deserter, 15 March 1916.

Note: (1) In a letter received at Base Records, 18 October 1923, Thompson stated that at the time he was to be sent overseas a second time, he was 'not well enough' and he instead went to Tasmania and did not realise that he 'was doing much wrong'. He did not receive his medals and gratuity.(2) No B.103 in file, information from a summary of service for the Medals Board.
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Albert Cecil

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