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Arthur Wyatt Miles THOMPSON

Regimental number1226
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPearler and agent
AddressBroome, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Thompson, c/o Agent General for Western Australia, London, England
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He brought his troops into action against an ammunition convoy under heavy machine gun fire. He drove off the drivers and then dashed into the midst of the convoy and captured it. His gallant bearing was an inspiration to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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