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Robert THOMSON

Regimental number2760
Place of birthCroydon, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlasterer
AddressCroydon Park, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 2"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth B Thomson, Croydon Park, Croydon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion during operations EAST OF YPRES 4/6 October, 1917. When all the company stretcher bearers had become casualties he volunteered for stretcher bearing and although the enemy put up many barrages he succeeded in dressing wounds and carrying wounded often unaided to the Regimental Aid Post .'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 26 July 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 November 1956 Kenmore Mental Asylum
Age at death63
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall 1 Niche 4), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON Robert

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