(Known as David James Thomson),” Wyndham History, accessed May 7, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2565.
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
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.
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