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John James Bell THOMPSON

Regimental number1663
Date of birth22 November 1886
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolPort Adelaide Model School, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address41 Leicester Street, Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 10.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Laura Thompson, Basket Range, South Australia
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3010 Pte William Dixon THOMPSON, Australian Army Postal Corps, returned to Australia, 12 November 1917; 1043 Sergeant Percy Joseph THOMPSON, 3rd Light Horse, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; 1042 Pte Allen Edwin THOMPSON, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 23 March 1919; 5612 Pte Andrew Christopher THOMPSON, 4th Company, Army Service Corps, died of wounds, 13 December 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 February 1916 (constipation).

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, 1 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 4th Pioneer Bn, 16 April 1916.

To hospital, 21 November 1916; rejoined unit, 23 November 1916.

To hospital, 6 July 1917 (sick).

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereaux, France, 10 July 1917 (gun shot wound hand, fractured phalanges); transferred to England, 17 July 1917; admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, 17 July 1917 ; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 September 1917 (venereal disease); transferred to Bulford Military Hospital, Dartford, 8 September 1917; discharged, 2 November 1917: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 57 days.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Llanstephen Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 16 April 1918; discharged, 21 May 1918 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents: W.D. and Rosetta THOMPSON, Kent Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Date of death1 April 1949 - Adelaide, South Australia
Age at death62
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON John James Bell

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