Military
War Memorial File

 

CORPORAL FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMPSON.

5th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.

Service number; 5889128.

Died on Thursday, April 29th 1943.

Aged 27 years.


COMMEMORATION:

Thibar Seminary War Cemetery,
Tunisia.
B. 25

 

CORPORAL FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMPSON.

Died April 29th 1943, aged 27 years.

Son of George and Isabella Thompson, East Jarrow. Husband of Elizabeth Thompson, of Maffit Road, Ailsworth, Northamptonshire.

Report copied from a local newspaper.

NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN FORCES.
Died of wounds.

Corporal Frederick W. Thompson, son of Mrs. and the late Mr. G. Thompson, of East Jarrow, has died of wounds in North Africa. This news was received by his wife, who is now living in Ailsworth, Peterborough.

Before leaving Jarrow, Corporal Thompson was employed by Bilton Nurseries, Ltd. He was 27 years of age, and joined the Army at the outbreak of war.

Copies of :-

Letter from the Record Office, dated May 11th 1943
Letter from Buckingham Palace.
Letter from the War Office,

Also a newspaper report about the Tunisian Campaign.
Copy of a newspaper article “Drumhead service at Castor,” during which, Raymond Thompson, who was now 16 years old, was presented with a cheque for £15. Money which should have been given to his father at the village “Welcome Home” celebrations at the end of the war.


Further information:

Frederick Thompson was born in East Jarrow on January 7th 1916. He moved to Castor to work at Goodyer’s Nursery. His son Raymond, was one year and two days old when his father was killed.