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Robert Fotheringham THOMSON

Regimental number1889
Place of birthKapunda South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationBank clerk
AddressMain Street, Kapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Murray Thomson, Main Street, Kapunda, South Australia
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his unit had suffered heavy casualties during an action hje carried out his duties with marked initiative and ability, thus insuring the supplies of the brigade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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