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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Linley Herald William THOMPSON

Born 2 August 1881 in Happy Valley, South Australia [55]
Son of William Frederick THOMPSON and Martha May DOUGLAS [55]
Railway Employee in Northam, Western Australia in 1916 [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Kalgoorlie on 29 March 1916 [30: item 1834746]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed 152 pounds, and had blue eyes, brown hair and a ruddy complexion [30]
     Gave his mother as his next of kin, her address at the time being 8 Gladstone Street, Fullarton Estate, Adelaide, South Australia [30]
     After brief training at Blackboy Hill he was on 1 May 1916 appointed to the 20th Reinforcements of the 11th Battalion [30]
     Embarked Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Clan McGillivray on 18 September 1916 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England and after further training proceeded to France on 17 December 1916 [30]
     Private 6343 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     After a number of hospitalisations he was returned to England and then Australia suffering from "Effort Syndrome" [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 24 September 1918 [30]
Married Jeanetta MARSDEN in 1919 [66]
School Teacher of the Arrino State School in Arrino in 1945 and 1946 [73]
Resided at the School House in Arrino, and received an annual salary of £337 minus £12 for rent [19] [73]
Later resided in the Perth hills suburb of Glen Forrest [2]
Died 29 April 1956; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Church of Christ, E, 67) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Linley Herald William Thompson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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