John Henry Thompson (1896-1916)

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, JOHN HENRY. Private. No 16489. 18th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Almondbury 15.3.1896. Son of Christopher George and Margaret Louisa Thompson, 7a Sunny Bank, Longwood. Educated Lindley Church of England Schools. Employed as a woollen finisher by Messrs A. and T. Clay of Rastrick. Lived Regent Place, Rastrick. Single. Was a member of the Huddersfield troop of boy scouts. Enlisted 18.1.1915. Killed by a shell, 23.8.1916, during the Battle of the Somme. He was 20 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; Almondbury War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission