Ernest Thompson (c.1886-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

THOMPSON, ERNEST. Private. No 18/893. 'B' Company, 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (2nd Bradford Pals). Born Cliffe End, Longwood, Huddersfield. Son of William and Sarah Ann Thompson, 2 Bull Green Road, Longwood. Educated at Paddock Schools. Employed as a traveller by Messrs Fattorini and Sons of Bradford. Was formerly a tram driver in Halifax. Husband of Nora Elizabeth Thompson, 60 Newlands Place, Undercliffe, Bradford. Reported missing, 1.7.1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 30. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

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