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281545   Gunner William Thompson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 237th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Died: 12/11/1917 (Died)
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery
  Bethune, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 3-A-18
CWGC Casualty 466656
Noeux-les-Mines is a town 6 kilometres south of Bethune on the main road to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the northern side of the town, on the south-east side of the road to Labourse.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 229
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
2 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Gunner William Thompson
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner William Thompson's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023