|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Thompson, Club Terrace, 0rbost, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Name does not appear on Nominal Roll|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his platoon commander became a casualty at the final objective, he immediately took command, and, consolidated and wired the position. He reconnoitred his front heavy machine gun fire, and set a splendid example to his platoon throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
'On the morning of 11th April, 1917 in the attack on HINDENBURG LINE near REINCOURT Corporal C. THOMPSON displayed the utmost coolness and gallantry. After taking our second objective the Officer in charge of his platoon was killed so he at once collected and took charge of the platoon which he handled in masterly fashion. He led two bombing raids on the Germans who were beaten back but in these attacks he lost the majority of his men. When the Germans attacked again he single handed bombed and forced them back for a distance of about 100 yards and held them there for two hours when, his supply of bombs giving out, he was forced to withdraw. Right through he showed a total disregard for his own life and set his men a magnificent example. He is an original member of this Battalion has seen service at Gallipoli and in France and at all times when in the trenches he has done magnificent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal