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Henry Francis Thompson was born in Stawell, Victoria, was single and a Tram Conductor when he enlisted with the 24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements on 4 August 1917 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917. A month later, on 19 December 1917, he was admitted to the Isolation Hospital as sick (undefined). He proceeded overseas to France on 15 April 1918 and transferred to the New Zealand Base Depot and to the 24th Battalion. On 31 August 1918, whilst in France, he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the back and was evacuated to hospital. He returned to Australia 22 July 1919.
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