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, Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Colac Soldier's Memorial, Colac St. John's Anglican Church, Drysdale St James' Anglican Church Roll of Honor, Drysdale State School No 1645 Honor Roll, 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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