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Offline Tim Bell

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Pte 30663 John Thompson
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:56:42 PM »
Pte Thompson (b 1871) enlisted in the S Lancs on 7/9/1914 and trained with 11th (St Helens) Bttn. He had been an apprentice with Pilkingtons Glass. He has the longest disciplinary record I’ve seen – generally for Absences. John was transferred to 21st Reserve Bttn of KLR on 25/8/1915 and later 1st GB of Manchesters, disemb Bombay on 17/3/1916.  He arrived back Home on 12/6/1917 and was posted back to 3rd Bttn on 17/7/1917.
John was discharged from 3rd Bttn on 25/10/1917, with Arterio Sclerosis (Attrib) and Malaria (Attrib).
John died from Malaria and Broncho Pneumonia on 24/1/1921, aged 51. Reg Prescot Q1 1921 8d/802.
Widow Jane Elizabeth (m 1892) and 4 children, 3 under 16 (1903-07). Annie, Catherine & Joseph. Entitled to BWM and commemoration.
Applied for DC.
st.helens cemetery.43.575
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Re: Pte 30663 John Thompson
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 10:00:18 AM »
DC attached. John Thompson died in Providence Hospital, St Helens, from Malaria and Broncho Pneumonia.
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Re: Pte 30663 John Thompson
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 02:50:07 PM »
We need a copy of the burial register.  Also need to see if there is a headstone on John Thompson's grave in St Helens and review the condition of an inscription.
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Re: Pte 30663 John Thompson
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 12:27:45 AM »
Entry added at St Helens Rolls of Honour: http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/index.php?cas=3603