Hubert Thompson

Thompson HubertName     Hubert Thompson

Number    Private 2503

Battalion      8th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Krowera

Next of Kin   His father, Mr. J Thompson Hazelmount Krowera via Loch

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 4/6/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 25 years, 5’8”, 11 stone 6 pounds, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Machinery fitter

Date and place of death

He was killed in action in France on 25/7/1916

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at Gordon Dump Cemetery  (Ovilliers La Boisselle) Sausage Valley between Boiselle and Catalmaison

¼ mile east of La Boisselle 2 and ¾ miles ENE of Albert

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Krowera and must have had a Meeniyan connection 

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 4/6/1915 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • Hubert started in the 7th reinforcement of the 8th Battalion
  • 16/7/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Demosthanes
  • He was at Gallipoli and went to Rest Gully Anzac with diarrhoea and then dysentery
  • 1/11/ 1915 He was admitted to Heliopolis Hospital Cairo with dysentery
  • 12/10/15 He was transferred to convalescent hospital Helouan
  • 4/11/15 He was discharged from hospital
  • 7/1/16 He embarked Alexandria on Empress of Britain
  • 26/3/16 He Joined British Expeditionary Force
  • 31/3/16 He disembarked in at Marseilles
  • 25/7/16 He was killed in action France
  • His effects consisted of identity discs, spectacles in case, metal cigarette case, tobacco pouch, pocket knife, money purse, testament, 5 coins and a metal cased pencil
  • 30/10/16 His sister, Sarah, wrote for a death certificate and also asked for the correct address for Cecil Robert Thompson.  She wrote again on 14/11/16 with the same request
  • 5/9/19 Joseph Thompson asked for a duplicate death certificate.
  • 12/11/19 The Commonwealth Bank asked for details of the Next of Kin of Private Thompson
  • 27/9/1921 The family received his scroll 27/9/1921 and plaque 30/8/21

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