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Harold William THOMPSON

Regimental number391
Place of birthEast Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPhotographer
AddressHelenville Chetwynd Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jessie Thompson, Helenville Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 6 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 9 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
74
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid, He rushed a post of three single-handed, killing two, whilst the other was shot trying to escape. He led his party with fine courage and determination, and reached his objective, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy, and returning with three prisoners and a machine gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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