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Private 2503

8th Battalion


His father, Mr. J Thompson Hazelmount Krowera via Loch

Melbourne 4/6/1915

Age 25 years, 5'8", 11 stone 6 pounds, blue eyes and light brown hair


Machinery fitter

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

He was buried at Gordon Dump Cemetery Sausage Valley between Boiselle and Catalmaison

He was from Krowera and must have had a Meeniyan connection

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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