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Astley John Onslow THOMPSON

Place of birthGlamorgan, Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCamden Park, Menangle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinBrother, J W Onslow Thompson,Singleton, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name4th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateKilled in Action 26 April 1915
Date of death26 April 1915
Place of burial4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Astley and Udea THOMPSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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