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Malbon Windeyer Gravestone
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The Coroners records show him as John A.M.W. Thompson born West Maitalnd accidentally drowned in Monday Creek on Dunlop Station near Bourke NSW . That record gives a date of 24/2/1910. He was obviously a man of some means as the report records that he was carrying cash to the amount of 67 pounds, four shillings and sixpence as well as property to the value of a further ten pounds and held life insurance to the value of 1000 pounds, a substantial sum for those days. John A.M.W. Thompson was born in West Maitalnd in 1882 ( record number 20727), the second son of Richard Windeyer Thompson (born 1832 died 1906), { Father John Thompson, mother Mary A Windeyer married Parramatta in 1830} and Sarah Alice Bedwell who married in Paterson, NSW in 1864 . Their eldest son was also Richard Windeyer Thompson and he was born in 1869 in Maitland. There was also a daughter Katie MW Thompson born in 1870 in Maitland.

First Lt John A.M. W. Thompson served in C Squadron of the 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles although he does not appear on the main databases nor in the national archives, his service is verified from the WO100 award rolls. These show that he was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for Belmont, Cape Colony, Transvaal and Orange Free State with service clasps for both 1901 and 1902. He was not eligible for the KSA medal.

It would appear that the Lt John A.M.W. Thompson and the John A.M.W. Thompson buried on Dunlop Station would be the same man.