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Francis Vere THOMPSON

Date of birth24 April 1892
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
OccupationBuilder and contractor
AddressPenshurst Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs R M Thompson, Penshurst Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Discharge date2 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Signalling Officer, 13th Bn, Gallipoli, 27 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left eye and thigh); transferred to Mudros, 23 August 1915, and thence to England, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, London, 12 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915 (not fit for General Service: loss of left eye); appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 2 March 1916.

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

Also served in World War II: enlisted 2 September 1942; discharged, 13 November 1933, as N60030 Lt Colonel, 2nd Garrison Bn.
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON Francis Vere

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