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Stanley George Thompson was born in Rutherglen, Victoria, was single and a Clerk when he enlisted with the 24th Battalion, Headquarters on 26 February 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915. He quickly rose through the ranks, receiving his first promotion to Lance Corporal on 8 May 1915 and, after travelling overseas to France, on 5 August 1916 to Corporal. On 13 September 1917 he was again promoted in the field to Sergeant. The following month he was appointed the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and on 7 February 1918 was commissioned to Lieutenant. According to his records he completed his service without major incident, illness or injury, returning to Australia 11 May 1919.
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