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Francis Thompson

Private

57th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Lt-Col. Morton
  • Plaque: 2073

Additional Info

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Biography

John Francis Thompson was born in Carlton, Victoria, was single and a Mechanic when he enlisted with the 57th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement on 5 September 1917 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918. His term of service was cut short when he was killed in action in the field near Havre, France on 4 October 1918, seven months after disembarking at Liverpool from Australia.
Tree No. 2073

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour