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Thompson, E., 2nd Lieut., 1917

Photo: Brian Chandler

On the Arras Memorial is the name of Second Lieutenant Ellis Thompson, serving with the Durham Light Infantry who died 18/05/1917.

In Whitley Bay (St. Paul's) Churchyard is a family headstone which reads:

loving remembrance
William Thompson
born April 4th 1859
died October 8th 1912
2/Lt. Ellis Thompson, D.L.I.
born July 10th 1896
killed in action - Gavrelle
May 18th 1917
Mary Emma Thompson
born March 27th 1863
died January 8th 1956
Norman Ellis Thompson
born December 26th 1891
died at Dumfries May 13th ?1961

His brother Norman Ellis Thompson is listed in W84.30 on page 16

2nd Lieut. Thompson is remembered in Whitley Bay on W84.01, W84.28, in Barnard Castle on B135.04 and B135.20 and in the D.L.I. Book of Remembrance page 122

Rockcliffe Remembers
The CWGC entry for 2nd Lieutenant Thompson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk