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Robin William THOMPSON

Regimental number56
Place of birthGateshead, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressCowra Street, Irymple, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs J Thompson, 76 Whitehall Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES, on 4th October, 1917, this N.C.O. rushed a Machine Gun crew and despite resistance killed the crew and put the gun out of action.'
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

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