William Frederick (Bill) THOMPSON

THOMPSON, William Frederick

Service Number: 2005
Enlisted: 24 June 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Avoca, Victoria, 20 July 1892
Home Town: Kanowna, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tram driver
Died: Accidental (hit by car), Fremantle, Western Australia, 27 July 1952, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Fremantle Cemetery, W.A.
Grave 369 (RC Section)
Memorials: York District Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

24 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2005, Perth, Western Australia
2 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2005, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2005, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle
26 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2005, 28th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, GSW (head/neck)
25 Dec 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2005, 28th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul La Spina

"Man Killed By Motor Car At Fremantle

William Frederick Thompson, of Dalgety-street, East Fremantle, was killed instantly in Queen Victoria-street, Fremantle, a few minutes before midnight. He was an employee of the Fremantle Municipal Tramways. He was changing the points on the tramlines outside the carbarn to allow a tram to enter when he was hit by a car. The driver of the car was Keith Ingram, of Floreat Park." - from the Perth West Australian 28 Jul 1952 (nla.gov.au)