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William THOMPSON

Regimental number9095
Place of birthCarrickfergus, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCoachbuilder
AddressRailway Street, Woodend, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, Allen Thompson, Railway Street, Woodend, Victoria
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Discharge date16 April 1919
Other details

War service: disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915, and proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (no further details recorded).

Taken on strength, 22nd Howitzer Brigade, Zeitoun, and posted to 106 Battery.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916. Transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 29 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 13 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, left thigh); admitted to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 September 1918; transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 September 1918; to England, 21 September 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General hospital, King's Heath Section, Birmingham, 22 September 1918 (wound: severe); discharged on furlough, 20 November 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenese', 16 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; discharged, 16 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON William

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