Colin Leslie Thomson

Lieutenant Colin Thomson

35th Battalion, AIF

Service Number: 2160

Born: 1894, Woolongong

Died: 4 April 1918, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Colin Leslie Thomson was born in Wollongong in 1894 to James and Maud Thomson. He joined the Commercial Banking Company as a junior in 1914 in Penrith, and 18 months later was transferred to Lithgow. On the death of his father he was transferred to Wollongong from where he enlisted in April 1916. His Unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Anchises on 24 August 1916. Thomson was severely wounded in 1917, but recovered and returned to the front where he was killed in action in the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux.

He had made many friends in Penrith and was fondly regarded and it was for that reason his name now appears on the Penrith Presbyterian Church Honor Roll.

Killed in action in France

Memorial Details:

  • Honor Roll, Presbyterian Church, Penrith
  • Wollongong general cemetery