Harry Nash (Nash) THOMPSON

THOMPSON, Harry Nash

Service Numbers: 1800, N102473
Enlisted: 4 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 31 Garrison Battalion (NSW)
Born: Ontario, Canada, 12 February 1889
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse trainer
Died: Natural causes, Randwick City, New South Wales, Australia, 9 February 1966, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW
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World War 1 Service

4 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1800, Liverpool, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1800, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1800, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
14 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Trooper, 1800, 7th Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

7 Apr 1941: Enlisted Private, N102473, 11 Garrison Battalion (NSW), Newcastle, New South Wales
7 Apr 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, N102473
1 Dec 1941: Promoted Corporal, 11 Garrison Battalion (NSW)
1 Aug 1942: Promoted Lance Sergeant, 31 Garrison Battalion (NSW)
1 Apr 1943: Promoted Sergeant, 31 Garrison Battalion (NSW)
31 Oct 1945: Discharged Sergeant, N102473, 31 Garrison Battalion (NSW)

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Biography contributed by Corrie Thompson

Harry was born 12 February 1889, the son of Henry Thompson and "Minnie" Dove, at Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, where they were visiting at the time. After the death of his father, in February 1892, he and his mother traveled to Australia, and settled in Gunnedah, New South Wales, where he met his future wife, Annie. On April 6, 1915, at age 26, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, to fight in World War 1. On July 4th 1941, at 50 years of age, he enlisted in the fight of World War 2.