237th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
William Thompson was born at Meenan, County Down. Meenan lies about halfway between Banbridge and Newry. William lived for a while in Tandragee, County Armagh. William Thompson moved to Cookstown to work and lived for a number of years at 12 Fortview Terrace, Chapel Road with his wife Mary and their five children, William, Samuel, Alice, Jean and Violet. William Thompson enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery in Belfast. Gunner William Thompson was serving with the 237th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery when he ‘died at the front’ on Monday 12th November 1917.