Studio portrait of 5689 Private (Pte) Albert Victor Thompson, 22nd Battalion from South Richmond, ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number H05795
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of 5689 Private (Pte) Albert Victor Thompson, 22nd Battalion from South Richmond, Victoria. A 22 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 19 May 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 15th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 25 September 1916 aboard HMAT Shropshire. After further training in England, he joined the Battalion in France in December 1916 and we killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium on 5 October 1917. Pte Thompson is buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.