1805 Info 8: John Henry Crompton
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Well Close, Lowthorpe - kB jpg   His early life at Lowthorpe,
East Yorkshire and his early travels
Studio photograph of John Henry Crompton - kB jpg Link to larger photo.
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Portrait photo of John Henry Crompton in
the uniform of the 3rd Division, AIF - 40Kb jpg
Farming in Alberta 1907 - kB jpg   Homesteading in Alberta
Elimbah Station c.1950 - kB jpg   'I did nothing very great in Australia'
His letter to Alberta, 31 July 1916
DYSENTERY DIARRHOEA ENTERITIS furlough   His enlistment, embarkation and service record
Empire Stores, Larkhill Camp c.1914 - kB jpg   Training at Larkhill Camp
and on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Cattle trucks for troops - kB jpg   'Now all roads lead to France'
Edward Thomas 1878 - 1917
Poperinghe Station c.1917 - kB jpg   Ypres and the approach march
25 September - 3 October 1917
Zonnerbeke Station 1917 - kB jpg   'It was a great battle ...'
4 October 1917

The remains of Zonnebeke Station and Alma Forest - 11 October 1917
AIF cap badge - 24kB gif
Menin Gate - kB jpg   'He is not missing ...
The Menin Gate, Lowthorpe in East Yorkshire, Wainwright in Alberta and Caboolture in Queensland
We deeply regret to inform you that the above is now reported killed in action.
The records of the Australian Red Cross and
Australian War Memorial
Right: 42nd Battalion, AIF, shoulder patch
42nd Battalion shoulder patch - kB jpg
Known unto God - kB jpg   Was it all worth while?
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1805info8, sheet 2


The photograph, of an 'unknown' relative, was found in the family collection of Sheila Mellstrom, John Henry's great niece. It was immediately recognised as John henry in his uniform of the 3rd Division, Australian Imperial Force. The slouched hat, which originated in Egypt, with the AIF hat badge front and centre was the mark of Lt. Gen. Monash's 3rd Division. She very kindly gave me the original. Double click on the image for an A5 copy.


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