Tom Thompson (c.1888-1915)
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, TOM. Lance Corporal. No 9720. 'B' Company, 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Brother of Mrs J. Dyson, 72 Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Was serving in Singapore when the war broke out and reached England in November, 1914. His few days furlough were spent in Huddersfield and he embarked for France in January, 1915. Killed in action, 14.3.1915, aged 26 years. Buried WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 4.
- Brother of Private ALLEN LAW THOMPSON who died of Enteric Fever, 9.1.1915.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Lance Corporal THOMPSON
- regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- died: Sunday, March 14, 1915
- record ID: 450688
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #450688)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4422120)