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Charles Henry Thompson

16/07/1885 - 03/06/1916
Charles Henry Thompson
Source: Bromley & District Times
CWGC Cemetery: Essex Farm Cemetery

Last known address in Bromley: 15 Hope Park

Military information

Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
Battalion/Ship: 2nd Bn
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Number: 1058

Family information

Parents: Charles & Catherine Ann Thompson (nee Wilson)
Parents' occupation: Dock superintendent
Siblings: Charlotte Mary (d), Gladys Eva, Walter, Catherine Josephine, Eveline Margaret

Census information

1891
Address: Greenland House, Rotherhithe
1901
Address: 180 Lewisham High Road
1911
Address: 97 Lower Road, Rotherhithe
Occupation: Insurance clerk

Extra details

Charles was the eldest son and 2nd of Charles Jollands and Catherine Ann Thompson's six children. He grew up in Rotherhithe and Lewisham, settling at 15 Hope Park, Bromley after 1911. He attended Merchant Taylors' School in September 1895 but did not last beyond the year.

Before enlisting in he worked for the Royal Exchange Assurance. Charles went to France on 26th October 1914 with the 1st Battalion of the 28th Company of the London Artists Rifles, and received his commission in the Durham Light Infantry on14th August 1915. He was battalion bomb officer at the time of his death.

Thank you to Merchant Taylors' School for their assistance.

Additional photographs

Source: Royal Exchange Assurance War Memorial - Mike Coyle
Source: Royal Exchange Assurance War Memorial - Mike Coyle

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