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Fred Henry Lyne Thompson was born in Melbourne, Victoria, was single and a Filter press hand when he enlisted with the 12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement on 3 May 1915 at the age of 30. His unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915. His early term of service was spent in a variety of hospitals due to routine illness and on 12 November 1916 he proceeded overseas to France. He was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the left knee in April 1917 and was able to re-join his unit in June. However, in July 1917 he was admitted to Hospital for thrombophlebitis in the left thigh tissue (inflammation of the wall of a vein with associated thrombosis), most probably due to the wound he had suffered earlier. On 15 February 1918 he returned to Australia and on 2 October 1918 was discharged as medically unfit for service.
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