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Forename(s): Tom

Place of Birth: Eastburn, Yorkshire

Service No: 260078

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: South Wales Borderers

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Coy 1st Battalion

Division: 1st Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1917-11-10

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 147.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---




Additional Information:

Tom Thompson was the son of James and Barbara Thompson, née Baglee. James was born at Eastburn, Yorkshire and Barbara at Penrith, Cumberland.

1891 Steeton with Eastburn, Yorkshire Census: 5, Lyon, Eastburn - Tom Thompson, aged 2 years, born Eastburn, son of James and Barbara Thompson.

1901 Steeton with Eastburn, Yorkshire Census: 8, Lyon Road, Eastburn - Tom Thompson, aged 12 years, born Kildwick, Yorkshire, son of Barbary Thompson, widow.

Tom was married to Edith Ann Berry in 1910.

1911 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: 4, Ryland Street - Tom Thompson, aged 22 years, born Eastburn, Yorkshire, husband of Edith Ann Thompson. [Tom and Edith were living with her mother, Martha Berry, widow.]

The British Army Service Record for Tom Thompson exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Tom Thompson, 203480, Linc R.; Pte 260078, Monmouth R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Tom Thompson, 203480, Linc R., Infantry Base Depot; 260078, Mon. R., Infantry Base Depot. Att 1/S. Wales Bord. [Tom was posted to the 1st Bn South Wales Borderers on the 1 July 1917.]

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Tom Thompson, 260078, 1st Sth. W. Bdrs. Date and Place of Death: Offic. accep. as on 10.11.17. Passchendaele Ridge. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Edith A. £7 2s. 9d.

Tom was killed in action on the last day of the Battles of Ypres, 1917, 31 July-10 November, during the Second Battle of Passchendaele, 26 October-10 November.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

THOMPSON, T., South Wales Borderers, Ryeland Street, [Crosshills], killed Nov. 10, 1917.


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Private Tom THOMPSON

Private Tom THOMPSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Wales Borderers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Wales Borderers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

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Forename(s): Tom

Born: Crosshill, Yorks


Enlisted: Crosshill, Yorks

Number: 260078

Rank: Private

Regiment: Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force)

Battalion: 1st Battalion


Died Date: 10/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Forename(s): Tom

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 260078

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Monmouthshire Regiment

Unit: 1st Bn. posted to "D" Coy. 1st Bn. South Wales Borderers

Age: 28


Died Date: 10/11/1917

Additional Information: Husband of Edith Ann Thompson, of 4, Ryeland St., Cross Hills, Keighley.



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20 September 1918

CROSSHILLS – The War’s Toll

Mrs. Tom Thompson, of Ryeland Street, Crosshills, has received an official intimation from the Infantry Record Office, Shrewsbury, that her husband, Private Tom Thompson, of the South Wales Borderers, was killed on the 10th of last November, or had since died. Private Thompson had previously been reported missing. He was a well known young man, and of a cheerful disposition, and much sympathy is felt for his widow. He was formerly a warp twister for Messrs. James Woodrow and Sons, Junction Mills, Crosshills. He joined up on March 3rd 1917, going out to France on 6th June of the same year.

08 November 1918

THOMPSON – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Tom Thompson, 1st South Wales Borderers, who was presumed killed on the 11th of November, 1917.

Days dawn, we still live on and harken
In vain to hear a voice that has grown dumb;
Morns fade, moons pale, and shadows darken,
And sad eyes watch for feet that never come.

From his Wife, Mother-in-law, and Allan (in France).

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28 December 1917


MISSING SOLDIER – Mrs. Thomas Thompson, of Ryland Street, has received official information that her husband, Pte. Thomas Thompson, of the South Wales Border Regiment, has been missing since the 11th of November. Pte. Thompson before joining up in March of the present year, was employed at Cononley as a warp twister. He went across to France in June. He was very well-known and highly respected in the district. He was a member of the Crosshills Liberal Club.

20 September 1918

Crosshills Soldier Killed In Action

Mrs. Thomas Thompson, of Ryland Street, Crosshills, has received official information that her husband, Pte. Thomas Thompson, of the South Wales Borderers Regiment, is now regarded as having been killed in action on the 10th of November last, or having died since. Mrs. Thompson was officially informed at the time that her husband was amongst the missing; she also received a letter from one of his ‘pals’ which created some fears regarding his being alive, but she has lived in hope until the official intimation now received. Prior to joining the forces in June, 1917, Pte. Thompson was employed as a warp twister at Embsay, and for some time he was employed at Messrs. J. Woodrow and Sons, Junction. He was well known and highly respected; he was in his 30th year. He went out to France in September, 1917.

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