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Walter Adair Heard THOMSON

Regimental number5908
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOotha Siding, Parkes Line, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hilda Thomson, Ootha Siding, Parkes Line, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 May 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Date of death3 February 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Discharge date26 April 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'A24' 25th August 1917; disembarked HT 'Benalla', Sydney, 26 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 26 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON Walter Adair Heard

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