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2503   Private Hubert David W Thompson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/10/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Died: 25/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
Hubert David William Thompson was the second son of Joseph Sarah Thompson. Hubert was born in Krowera, Victoria, Australia about 1890. His father formerly lived at Windmill Farm, Coagh. Hubert was one of three brothers who in the war. Private Hubert Thompson was a stretcher bearer serving with the 8th Australian Battalion when he was killed in action on 25th July 1916. There is no evidence Hubert Thompson ever lived in Coagh.
Further Information
Hubert David William Thompson was the second son of Joseph Sarah Thompson. Hubert was born in Krowera, Victoria, Australia about 1890.
His father formerly lived at Windmill Farm, Coagh. He was a nephew of Dr George Thompson and cousin to the Duff family in Coagh.
Hubert Thompson Attestation Papers
Hubert was one of three brothers who served during the Gallipoli Campaign with the Australian Imperial Forces. Whilst in Turkey, he contracted dysentery and was hospitalised.
Private Hubert Thompson arrived in Marseilles, France from Alexandria, Egypt with the A.I.F. on 26th March 1916. The 8th Battalion Australian Infantry took part in the action during the Somme Offensive.
Private Hubert Thompson was a stretcher bearer serving with the 8th Australian Battalion when he was killed in action on 25th July 1916.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916:
Newspaper Report
THOMPSON – Killed in action in France, 24th July 1916, Hubert D W Thompson, dearly beloved second son of Joseph Thompson, and the late Sarah Thompson, Hazelmount Krowna, Australia. Deeply regretted.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916:
Newspaper Report
Private Hubert W D Thompson, killed, was a son of Mr Joseph Thompson, Windmill Farm, Coagh, nephew of Dr George M Thompson, and cousins of Messrs Duff, Coagh. He was one of three brothers who had been through the Dardanelles campaign with the Australians. He was killed in France on 1st July. The deceased was a stretcher bearer and belonged to the 8th Battalion, Australian Infantry Force.
Private Hubert Thompson is buried in Plot 1, Row B, Grave 42 at Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers La Boiselle, France.
The CWGC record Private Hubert David William Thompson as the son of Joseph and Sarah Thompson, of ‘Hazelmount’, Krowera, Victoria, Australia.
There is no evidence Hubert Thompson ever lived in Coagh.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Windmill Farm Ardboe Family lived at Windmill Farm, Coagh 54.632001 -6.572592
References and Links
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1 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Hubert David William Thompson
2 Australian Military Documents Military Papers (52 no) for Hubert Thompson
3 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Hubert David William Thompson
4 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Hubert David William Thompson
5 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private Hubert D W Thompson's grave
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Hubert D W Thompson's grave can be purchased here
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