James Thomas HAMPSON MC

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HAMPSON, James Thomas

Service Number: 4503
Enlisted: 10 May 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawksburn, Victoria, Australia, August 1894
Home Town: Burwood, Burwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Carlton Public School, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: MG wounds to abdomen, 12th Casualty Clearing Station, Tincourt, France, 6 October 1918
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
Tincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 17), France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Burwood Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bugler, SN 4503, 3rd Australian General Hospital
15 May 1915: Involvement SN 4503, 3rd Australian General Hospital
15 May 1915: Embarked SN 4503, 3rd Australian General Hospital, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
24 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3rd Australian General Hospital
18 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 3rd Australian General Hospital
1 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion
3 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, Caught by MG with wounds to abdomen and hip near Mont Saint Quentin Canal. Was awarded MC for bravery in the action. DoW 6/10/1918 at 12th Casualty Clearing Station, Tincourt, France
6 Oct 1918: Involvement Second Lieutenant, SN 4503, 19th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1919: Honoured Military Cross, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, During the attack in Mt. St. Quentin on the 31st August, 1918 this officer showed splendid courage and initiative in handlinghis company under extreme trying and difficult circumstances.

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