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Forename(s): George Henry
Place of Birth: High Bentham, Yorkshire
Service No: 4953
Regiment / Corps / Service: Coldstream Guards
Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion
Division: 1st Division
Date of Death: 1914-09-06
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem.
CWGC Cemetery: MONTREUIL-AUX-LIONS BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
George Henry Thompson was the son of William and Honour Thompson, née Bingham. William was born at Bentham and Honour at Wakefield, Yorkshire.
1891 Sabden, Lancashire Census: 4, Central Row - George Hy Thompson, aged 5 years, born Bentham, Yorkshire, son of William and Honor Thompson.
1901 Sabden, Lancashire Census: George H. Thompson, aged 15 years, born High Bentham, Yorkshire, son of William and Honour Thompson.
1911 Batley, Yorkshire Census: 5, Healey Lane - George Henry Thompson, aged 25 years, born Bentham, Yorkshire. Police Constable. [George, was boarding with Ellen Chappel widow.]
George was married to Eleanor Busfield in 1913.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George H. Thompson, 4953, Coldstream Guards. Qualifying date [for 1914 Star]: 21 August 1914.
George is commemorated on Sabden and Batley War Memorials.
Photograph kindly supplied by Simon Mount, Sabden.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private George Henry THOMPSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division
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