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Arthur Henry THOMPSON

Regimental number1081
Place of birthOsbournby, Lincs.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressRippingale, Bourne, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, William Parker Thompson, Rippingale, Bourne, England
Enlistment date22 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Parker and Fanny THOMPSON, Highfield, Rippingale, Bourne, Lincs, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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