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Frank THOMPSON

Regimental number335
Place of birthHurstville New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical mechanic
AddressBalranald, Wyong Street, Oatley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Thompson, Balranald, Wyong Street, Oatley, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of disease 21 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialEtretat Churchyard Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Henry and Mary THOMPSON, "Balranald", Wyong Street, Oatley, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on the GIRD TRENCHS, near FLERS, on 14th November, 1916, this man rendered conspicuously good service. On the capture of the first objective, he was posted with his Lewis Machine GUn on the extreme right flank. He displayed the greatest courage and devotion to duty for a period of 40 hours without relief. He was instrumental in repelling several bombing attacks by the enemy during the night. Throughout the whole period he displayed a splendid spirit and by his cheery demeanour, kept up the spirits of those around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

The Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Bronze Medal for Military Valour, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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