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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Thomson, Magnus Donald John (109)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 Years 3 Months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 18 August 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 109            view online service record

127 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Magnus Winwick Thomson (father)
127 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Sunday, 18 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Southern A27
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

RTA: Tuesday, 21 November 1916
Discharged: Thursday, 26 April 1917

Magnus’ father, Magnus Winwick Thomson lived at 40 Princes Street, Port Melbourne and worked at Swallow & Ariell for 40 years. His sister Lizzie was also born in Sandridge (Port Melbourne) and married Hector Ellrington McMurtrie, a Warrant Officer who served with the AN&MEF in Rabaul. Both Hector and Magnus Jnr passed on the same day and were buried with Magnus Snr at Brighton Cemetery. Lizzie therefore lost both her husband and only brother on the same day.

– from information provided by Norman McMurtrie

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