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George Robert THOMSON

Regimental number6134
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Address2 Boyce Street, Glebe Point, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nellie Pauline Thomson, Wynoln Wigram Road, Glebe Point, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the RH.
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Garter Point Cemetery Memorial No. 35), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Julia THOMSON; husband of Nellie Pauline THOMSON, "Wynola", Wigram Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; rank of Sergeant reverted to 'E.D.P.' Sergeant, 10 January 1917; E.D.P. Sergeant reverted to E.D.P. Corporal, 30 March 1917; E.D.P. Corporal reverted to Private, 20 April 1917.

Proceeded over seas to France, 5 June 1917; marched in to Havre, France, 6 June 1917; joined 21st Bn, 12 June 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 4 July 1917; promoted to Temporary Corporal, 9 August 1917; promoted to Corporal, 1 September 1917.

Killed in action, France, 21 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON George Robert

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