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Walter Roy THOMSON

Regimental number598
Place of birthYorketown, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressYorketown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5'9.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Thomson, Yorketown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alex and Margaret THOMSON
Discharge date14 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 600 Driver Frederick Charles THOMSON, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1925
Age at death30
Place of burialYorketown Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON Walter Roy

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