Friday, 13 November 2015

Herbert Thompson 1923-1944, age 21

Barnsley Chronicle 23rd September 1944
Thanks to Barnsley archives
Born: 1923 in Barnsley Q2

Son of: Arthur and Hannah Thompson nee Glover. Arthur, a coal miner (1897-1972, died age 75) joined the M.G.C. in WW1, service number 186903 but did not serve overseas. His address at the time of enlisting was 2 Rhymer's Yard, Buckley Street, Barnsley. Arthur and Hannah ( 1897-1891, died age 83) married in 1919 and later moved to 42 King Street Barnsley. They had four chidren.      

Husband of: Mary Thompson nee Morgan. Herbert and Mary were married in Barnsley in 1943 Q4. 

Military Service: Herbert was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Corps of Signals, 152 (Mobile) A.A. Ops Room Sig . Sec. 

Death: 8th September 1944 in France

Buried: St Sever Cemetery Extension at Rouen in grave Block S, Plot 1, Row M, Grave 15. Herbert was originally buried at Dury Les Amiens, France, but was moved to Rouen on 27th June 1946. His grave bears the inscription 'Forever in our hearts'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission link: here  

The Barnsley Chronicle on 23rd September 1944 reported:
Barnsley Lance-Corporal 
Killed in Action
Lce./Cpl. Herbert Thompson (21) (R.S.O.S.) has been killed while on active service in North West Europe. News to that effect reached his wife at 33 Blenheim Avenue, Barnsley early last week. The son of Mr and Mrs A. Thompson, 42 King Street, Barnsley, he formerly worked on munitions and was an old Park Road scholar. He has been in the Army about 18 months and while at home was a member of Buckley Street Methodist Church. His father served in the last war.  

No comments:

Post a Comment