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George THOMPSON

Regimental number1063
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGroom
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Thompson, 76 St Peters Road, Byker Newcastle on Tyne, England
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'North west of POZIERES. I wish to recommend THOMPSON for distinction. During the period that Battery was in the trenches, THOMPSON showed great ability and bravery. On the 8th August, 1916, the night of the attack by the 15th Battalion, he handled his men splendidly, and after having completed his firing he then remained at his gun through exceedingly heavy enemy barrage, and obtained the position of the advanced line of 15th Battalion and enemy position, thus enabling me to use my guns. His conduct throughout was most distinguished.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

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