George Percy THOMPSON

THOMPSON, George Percy

Service Number: 2493
Enlisted: 5 May 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Halcombe, New Zealand, 21 November 1884
Home Town: Argyle, Donnybrook-Balingup, Western Australia
Schooling: Ruahine State School
Occupation: Locomotive Driver
Memorials: Boyanup War Memorial, Donnybrook Preston Road Board
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World War 1 Service

5 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2493, 11th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
2 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2493, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle

Train Station

George was waiting to get on a train back to his home, when some guy came up to him and started talking to him. George ignored, and the man then called him a German. George got so mad, he pushed him of the platform on to the tracks.

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George enlisted after hearing that his younger brother John (Jack) Alfred Thompson had died from wounds received at Gallipoli.

He said he "needed to go kill a Turk" to avenge the death of his brother.

He fought in Gallipoli and then was sent on to France. He fought there for a year before being seriously wounded by GSW to his chest and shoulder. He spent three months in England before being sent home on the hospital ship Llanstephen embarking on the 15 th August 1917.