Thomson, Adam (639)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 20 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 13 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 639            view online service record

36 Liardet Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Ada Thomson (mother)
36 Liardet Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Thursday, 23 November 1916
Place: France

Private, 29 Infantry, killed in action 23 November, 1916, France, aged 20, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Adam (late) and Rebecca Ada THOMSON, born Richmond, educated Nott Street SS. He was shown as a 20-year-old rice mill hand (Robert Harper & Co, Port Melbourne) when he enlisted with his mother at 36 Liardet Street as next of kin, later shown 13 Durham Street, Albert Park. She apparently could not be contacted post-war when medals were distributed, but appears to have been located via a press advertisement seeking her whereabouts; she returned the circular, but with no address shown. No known grave.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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