LIEUTENANT-COLONEL A. J. O. THOMPSON
The late Lieutenant-Colonel Ashley John Onslow Thompson, V.D., of New South Wales, was 50 years of age. At the age of 27 years he was appointed a lieutenant in the New South Wales Mounted Rifles, and while serving with that unit was promoted to the rank of captain. On July 1, 1903 when a second lieutenant, he was appointed to a command in the 2nd Australian Light Horse as major, and was major on the retired list in June, 1912.
When war broke out he was placed in charge of the 4th Infantry battalion, which is part of the 1st Infantry Brigade (New South Wales). He went with the First Expeditionary Force. Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson was a prominent business man. He was a director of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, and of the Commercial Bank of Sydney, besides being manager of the Great Cambden Park Estate, New South Wales.
1915 'LIEUTENANT-COLONEL A. J. O. THOMPSON.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 May, p. 38, viewed 22 August, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89145654