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John Henry THOMPSON

Regimental number784
Place of birthBringelly New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO, Bringelly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinJ Thompson, PO, Bringelly, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men in the most gallant manner, and succeeded in capturing twelve prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 August 1969

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