Corporal WILLIAM JOHN THOMPSON

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Rank Corporal
Forenames WILLIAM JOHN
Surname THOMPSON
Initials W J
Place of Birth SUNDERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Wednesday, 01 July 1914
Date of Death Saturday, 08 July 1944
Age 30
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From SUNDERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 4450333
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 12 Parachute Battalion (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IIIA. B. 3.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF WILLIAM JOHN AND SARAH THOMPSON, OF SUNDERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM.

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Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
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Additional information provided by: William John Donaldson, nephew of Corporal WILLIAM JOHN THOMPSON.

 

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Sunderland UK

Harold Thompson

Oh me lad me Sunderland lad, with bonny blue eyes and dark brown hair, upon the battles 'bloody plain' he's sure to tak his own part there. Proudly he marched away from home without any fear of danger, but little he knew by Tunstal hillside, he would sleep in the land of a stranger...you will always be our hero Uncle Billy, remenbered always by Nephew Harold and great nephews Stephen, Ian William John andMichael Thompson.

On Monday, November 13, 2017