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Army Number: NX47814Image not available
Surname: THOMPSON
First Names: George Edward
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mr. Joseph Henry THOMPSON
Date of Birth: 12/4/1915
Place of Birth: Hillgrove, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 3/9/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Murrurundi, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Newcastle, NSW
Date taken on strength: 12/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 3rd Infantry Training Battalion, Tamworth, NSW (6th Infantry Training Brigade)
Company: D
Platoon: 16
Section:
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties: Thomson Road, Mount Pleasant, Caldecott Hill & Bukit Timah
Other Work Parties: F Force
Train to Thailand (if applicable) : Train 5, Truck 19
1945 Work Party: X1
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 8/5/1945
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot/Row/Grave: 3.E.14
Memorial: Murrurundi, NSW
Information: Accidently killed at approx. 1225hrs on 8/5/1945 while working on X1 Tunelling Party, Johore; fall of earth caused him to hit his head on a steel rail, and he sustained a fractured skull; buried in Kranji PW Cemetery Grave 23 on 9/5/1945; reburied in Kranji War Cemetery on 2/5/1946
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