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Ewing George THOMSON

Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs A E Thomson, 'Esher', Westwood, C Q R, Queensland
Enlistment date6 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 18 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer tended the wounded in the open from 4 a.m. until 111 a.m. one morning. During this period he was under very heavy explosive and gas bombardment but, although suffering from the effects of gas he stuck to his aid post. His rapidity in evacuating wounded from the gassed area no doubt saved many.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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