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Private Hodgson Thompson


Harrogate Herald - 1st August 1917

Roll of Honour

Lance Corporal H Thompson, Manchester Regiment, the husband of Mrs Thompson, Aldborough, Boroughbridge, has been killed in action on the Western front. The deceased who was 32 years of age, joined the Army in November, 1916, and went overseas in May, 1917. Previous to joining the Army he carried on business as a hairdresser at Haxey, Doncaster. He leaves a widow and two young children. Mrs Thompson has received the following letter from Second Lieutenant Steele : "I am extremely sorry to tell you that your husband was killed by a shell. I hope you will accept my very sincere sympathy. He was one of the best men in my platoon, and I have mentioned his name very frequently to our company commander. No words of mine, I know, can in any way alleviate your grief, but it may be some consolation to you to know that death was instantaneous, and that the poor fellow could have known nothing about it. I, myself, with the help of a sergeant, carried him away, but nothing could be done for him".



Manchester Regiment

2/7th Battalion

Pte Hodgson Thompson (42313)

Born : Aldborough

Enlisted : Lincoln

Residence : Boroughbridge

Died : 23rd July 1917

Killed in Action

France & Glanders

Notes : Formerly 30903, Lincolnshire Regiment



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