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Edwin Bond Thompson

Edwin Bond Thompson was born in Central Falls on the 8th of February 1893.  Thompson enlisted at Fort Wetherill, Jamestown, Rhode Island on the 12th of December 1917.  He was assigned as a 1st Class Cook in the 16th Company, Rhode Island Coast Artillery Corps. Thompson served with the 16th Company in Rhode Island until being transferred to the 50th Artillery Regiment, CAC on July 12th, 1918. The 50th Artillery which just being mustered into service at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Thompson joined the Regiment and was assigned to Headquarters Company.  Thompson served in Headquarters Company through his service and during his time in France.   Upon returning to the United States at Hoboken Port on February 14th, 1919, Thomas transferred to Camp Dix until his discharge on February 24, 1919.

Unknown member of the 50th CAC with Thompson

aboard the USS Charleston

Sgt. John Foster Hopkins with Thompson 

aboard the USS Charleston on voyage back from France

Edwin Bond Thompson February 1919 

Fort Dix, New Jersey

Edwin Bond Thompson & Family