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John Henry Charles THOMPSON

Regimental number1365
Place of birthProspect South Australia
AddressPulsford Road, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Thompson, Pulsford Road, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 15 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous and gallant conduct at LIHONS on 11th August 1918, Private THOMPSON volunteered to go on a reconnaissance patrol 600 yards into a wood with a party of his platoon. They found an enemy post which they attacked with bombs and running out of bombs he returned to his lines for a fresh supply and in the face of strong opposition from rifle fire and grenades again bombed the post inflicting casualties and causing the enemy to retire from the post from which he was sniping on our line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15/9/1919

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

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