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Guy Rodwell THOMPSON

Regimental number222
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressBox 26, Wentworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFrank Thompson, Box 26 Wentworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'In the attack near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917, Corporal THOMSPON saw a badly wounded man lying out in an exposed position. He went immediately to his assistance but was himself wounded on the way. THOMPSON nevertheless gallantry persisted and succeeded in bringing the man to cover. He then returned to his post in the trench and remained on duty until ordered back by his Platoon Commander next day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1970
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery

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