Soldier Summary

James Thompson

Military History

Rank: Gunner

Unit: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921).

Serial Number: 3265 (AIF); 133081 (British Army)


Occupation: laborer. Served in AIF 1 Field Artillery Brigade and 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Residence[1]Orbost, Vic., Australia
Enlisted[1]10/03/1914Horsham, Vic. (Australia)
Served at Gallipoli [1]1915-1916
Stayed in the British Army after Russia[1]
Birth1893 (?)

[1]Anzacs in Arkhangel: the untold story of Australia and the invasion of Russia, 1918-19



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