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D. J. Thompson (1895-1960)
(Known as David James Thomson)

Citation

“D. J. Thompson (1895-1960)
(Known as David James Thomson),” Wyndham History, accessed August 15, 2020, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2565.
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Title

D. J. Thompson (1895-1960)
(Known as David James Thomson)

Subject

Thomson, David James

Publisher

Wydham City Libraries

Date

1914

Contributor

Andrea Cooper

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

No.3004  David James Thomson
[Listed on RSL Honor Board as Thompson, D. J.  but correct spelling is Thomson].
David James was born to David and Kate (nee Ryan) Thomson September 1896, in Werribee, Victoria.  He had the following siblings:

  • Christina - born 1894
  • David James - born 1895
  • John Walter - born 1896
  • Alexander John - 1897
  • Jane Hanorah - 1899
  • Agnes Violet - 1901
  • Edith - 1903
  • William Patrick - 1904
  • Isabella Irene - 1906
  • Lawrence Henry - 1908
War Service
David enlisted into the Army at Melbourne, Victoria on 25 August 1914. He was aged 19 years and 1 month and he was 5 feet and two and a quarter inches tall.  David weighed 9 stone and 7 pounds and had a chest measurement of thirty four and a half inches. His complexion was listed as florid, with grey eyes and auburn hair.
All of this was recorded at the time of his enlistment.

He embarked from Australia on 2 October 1914. 

David returned to Australia on 4 November 1918.  He was discharged on 21 February 1919.

Post War
David married Agnes Grace Dyer in Victoria, Australia in 1926.

He died in 1960 at Healesville, aged 64.

Medals and Entitlements:
  • 1914/15 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Bibliography

www.ancestry.com.au

www.recordsearch.naa.gov.au

https://aif.adfa.edu.au/aif/

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