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17774   Private Robert Thompson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 108th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Died: 02/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Robert Thompson was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone and was the son of Thomas and Mathilda Thompson of Dundonald, Belfast. He enlisted with the Machine Gun Corps in Downpatrick. He was seriously wounded on the first day of the Somme offensive and was taken to a field ambulance at Warloy Baillon. His injuries were critical and he died the following day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery
  Warloy-Baillon, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-2
CWGC Casualty 75125
Warloy-Baillon is a village about 21 kilometres north-east of Amiens along the D919 to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the east side of the village and the extension is on the eastern side of the cemetery.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 151
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Thompson family 1901 Census does not list Robert as living with family at Drumshanbo Glebe, Killeenan, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Thompson family 1911 Census does not list Robert as living with family in Killinchy, Down
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Robert Thompson
4 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Robert Thompson
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018