Edwin Werrett THOMPSON

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THOMPSON, Edwin Werrett

Service Number: 664
Enlisted: 2 June 1916, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Drysdale, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Drysdale, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway employee
Died: Killed in action - hit by shell, Mont St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 38
Memorials: Colac St. John's Anglican Church, Drysdale War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 664, 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
20 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 664, 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion
20 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 664, 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion, HMAT Borda, Melbourne
1 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 21st Infantry Battalion, France
3 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 664, 21st Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW to left leg. Evacuated to England.
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 664, 21st Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge, SW to right shoulder. Evacuated to England.
14 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 664, 21st Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", GSW to face received during a raid on German positions in the Lavieville area.
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 664, 21st Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
31 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 664, 21st Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, Wounds not detailed and he remained with his unit, where he was killed in action the next day 1 September 1918.
1 Sep 1918: Involvement Private, SN 664, 21st Infantry Battalion

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