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William Dixon THOMPSON

Regimental number3010
Date of birth19 April 1883
Place of birthYatala, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Model School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressHawthorn, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 10.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Emily Gertrude Thompson, Railway Terrace, Hawthorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 16 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1663 Pte John James Bell THOMPSON, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1918; 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

Embaked Adelaide, 16 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 16 February 1917; marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, 16 February 1917; marched out to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 2 March 1917.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 6 March 1917; passed Hotchkiss Course as Gunner; returned from School of Instruction, 17 March 1917.

Detached to Australian Base Post Office, Moascar, 31 March 1917; attached temporarily for duty, 2 April 1917; marched out to Australian Base Post Office, Kantara, 19 May 1917.

Transferred to Australian Army Postal Corps, 19 May 1917; attached to Australian Headquarters, Cairo, 31 May 1917.

Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 26 July 1917 (rheumatism); transferred to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 28 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1917; discharged Adelaide, 25 January 1918 (medically unfit).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents: W.D. and Rosetta THOMPSON, Kent Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Date of death14 March 1963 , Salisbury, South Australia
Age at death79
Place of burialSalisbury Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMPSON William Dixon

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