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17774   Private Robert Thompson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/08/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 108th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/08/1895
Died: 02/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Summary      
Robert Thompson was the son of Thomas and Matilda Thompson. He was born in Magherafelt on 13th August 1895. He was the second of three sons. After Magherafelt went on to live in Kildress, Cookstown and Killinchy in County Down. Robert James Thompson enlisted in Downpatrick and served with the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps. Private Robert Thompson was seriously wounded on the first day of the Somme offensive. He died of his wounds the following day on Sunday 2nd July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery
  Warloy-Baillon, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-2
CWGC Casualty 75125
Summary      
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.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 151
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1 1901 Census lists Robert Thompson Lists Robert James as age 5 living with his grandparents at house 25 in Killinchy, Down
2 1901 Census lists Thompson family 1901 Census does not list Robert as living with family at Drumshanbo Glebe, Killeenan, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Robert Thompson Lists Robert as age 15 living with his grandparents at house 29 in Killinchy, Down
4 1911 Census lists Thompson family 1911 Census does not list Robert as living with family in Killinchy, Down
5 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private Robert Thompson's grave
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Robert Thompson
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 North Down and Ards War Dead Details of Private Robert Thompson
9 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Robert Thompson
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Thompson's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018