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Charles Wyville THOMSON

Regimental number1834
Date of birth2 August 1897
Place of birthYongala, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Constance Thomson, St Bernard's Road, Magill, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; transferred to Citizen Military Forces; subsequently living in Exempt Area.
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Discharge date26 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 915 Sergeant William Wyville THOMSON, 10th Bn, killed in action, 24 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia, debility), Adelaide, 26 February 1918.

Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Wyley.
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON Charles Wyville

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